Anyone any experience with Livecode under Ventura?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Fri Nov 11 16:45:33 EST 2022

On 11/10/22 12:40 PM, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode wrote:
> I think my odds are better using a cloud
> service than my own efforts at maintaining things.

I do both local and cloud backups. If you haven't set up Time Machine I highly recommend it. I 
have two backup drives on my Mac and Time Machine alternates backups between them. I never have 
to think about it, and it's saved me more times than I can count, especially when I save a 
stack and later find out I introduced problems. I just grab the last working copy and get back 
to work. When I travel, I put one of the drives in a safe place at home and take the other one 
with me, just in case. That came in handy once when I had to review a script to answer a 
client's question while I was out of town. SSD drives are just a little larger than a cigarette 
pack, inexpensive, and easy to carry.

I also have Google Drive set up to automatically backup a few important folders including my 
client folder. That way I have essentially three backups of the important stuff. The good part 
is that I don't have to do anything at all, the copies take care of themselves.

The initial setup happened a couple of decades ago when I lost everything. My Mac's hard drive 
failed suddenly and my entire digital life went with it. I'm obsessive now. It's entirely 
possible to be lazy about backups and still have them.

BTW, one or the other backup drives has failed a couple of times over the years. I take the 
dead one offline and Time Machine will continue to backup to the other one until I can get a 
replacement. This happens about every 3-5 years.

I haven't lost any data since the original catastrophe.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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