Anyone any experience with Livecode under Ventura?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sun Nov 13 14:22:08 EST 2022

There is no scheduling, it's all automatic. Time Machine backs up once an 
hour, then combines the back ups once a day, then once a week, then once a 
month. When the disk is full it deletes the oldest to make room. With a 
multi-terrabyte drive that doesn't happen often.

It alternates each backup every hour between my two drives. You can add any 
number of drives and it will rotate every hour among them.

The UI combines all the backups into a single visual report so you don't 
need to figure out which drive stores it. If you don't like the visual 
display you can use the Finder and grab any backup from there. For 
convenience, TM creates an alias to the most recent backup on each drive.

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On November 13, 2022 2:05:04 AM Mark Smith via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> Brilliant. I’m inspired. (I presume you can program Time Machine to use 
> drive A on Mon, Wed, Fri, drive B on Tues, Thurs, Sat kind of thing?).
>> On 11 Nov 2022, at 9:45 pm, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> 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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