Most Mac users I know do NOT have a backup plan. No Time Machine. No SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner. Not even iCloud. Are not all those photos, movies, music, and documents valuable enough for a backup?
Jack Miller has details on a way to get the backup out of the house and the reason why it’s important.
Stuff happens, folks. Theft, storm damage, earthquakes, tsunami waves, fire, accidents, dead disk drives. You name it, it’s happened, and it will happen again soon. For Mac users I know or meet who backup using Time Machine or an external disk clone, I ask them about the above list and how they can save their files before a true catastrophe hits.
Time Machine is a start. Clones help. But Apple could do more with iCloud.
That’s where online backups come in to play and there are many; from iCloud to Arq and Amazon, to others, including BackBlaze. While I prefer Arq and Amazon, Backblaze can be attractive to Mac users and far less geeky to setup and restore.
I use Backblaze.