Why does apples heap of uncrontrollable shit time machine insist that in order to backup 920gb of data onto 1tb with 990gb free on it, it magically needs over 1.11tb of space wtf ! the backups are larger than the original ? so buying two drives identical drives and imagining you can backup the contents of one to the other is basically a crock of shit … and why does it not tell me this in advance ? before I delete my old backup fucking wank … wank … wank … wank. Apple stop making user friendly Auto bollocks with no controlloble options ? why have i only got an exclude list, why cant I have an include list instead ? why do I get no control over ther versions of files it stores why on earth is the backup in your own proprietory bullshit mega disk image accessible through a time interface ? what if that disk image doesnt want to open someday ? at least with a standard folder copy individual files will always be accessible ? hmm
and why when i decide well fuck it i dont need a backup system that makes backups larger than the original, and turn the heap of shit off and deassigning the drive does it still come up with dialogs like this when I try to copy some files about ?
FU apple, stop thinking you can software engineer yourselves out of the need to provide your user with control.
What do i need from a backup system
exact copy of data including invisible files and locked files
a synchronised incremental backup, only copying the changes from the source to the destination and removal from destination of any files removed from the source.
for the backup not be larger size wise than the original on a source and destination drive which are two seperate identical drives, ie the backup process should not add so much fluff the backup wont fit on a drive of the same size as the source ?
the backup to be in the form of a standard file structure ? so tis not dependant on a particular peice of software to be accessed, and can be moved into place in case of failure of the original drive
if versioning of files is to exist then that to be user controllable to the amount of extra space allocated to such a task ?
to have these backups occurring on a schedule, with email reports of backup failures and error event and setable disk space warning ?
an clear and sensible interface that gives clearly labelled controls and all options and subtlety controllable by the user ?
lacies silverkeeper sucessfully provided 90% of this, time machine is inept and uncontrollable in my opinion.