June 8, 2021: Mac Backup Strategies, with Robert Golding

The meeting begins at 7 p.m., although we ask that you arrive about 15 minutes before the meeting begins.

Robert Golding at PMUG’s September 2019 meeting — photo by Michael Blank

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PMUG’s Robert Golding will take us through some of the basic backup strategies using Apple’s built-in Time Machine, Cloning using Carbon Copy Cloner and touch on the on-line backup options. He will focus on explaining Time Machine and differentiating it from Cloning, along with illustrating his own backup system which consists of Time Machine, weekly clones to a Raid Mirror and monthly off-site backups. This was been his strategy since 2004 when an “oops” on an iPhoto backup caused some family strife.

The meeting will be held online through Zoom — members should check their e-mail for instructions on how to connect and attend. Our friends from the Main Line Mac Users Group will also be with us. We hope you can join us.

A limited number of non-member audience “seats” at our Zoom meeting are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you wish to attend, please e-mail pres@pmug-nj.org, and include your full name to receive an invitation with connection information.


About the Presenter
Robert Golding is a life-long Mercer County resident and began attending Rider in 1989 as a Chemistry Major. It was there that he first glimpsed analytical chemistry, the Mac and ChemDraw. In his Chemistry profession, Rob found a career fit at Firmenich Inc. in 1998, and has held positions in product development, research, analytical research and perfumery technical analysis. He is currently a Scientist in Perfumery Technical Analysis. With Macs following all the way from 1989, Rob worked for Apple from 2000-2006 in retails sales and support. During the 2000’s, Rob was PMUG’s President, Newsletter Editor, and Vendor Liaison. He lives in the Trenton area and is married with three daughters and two cats, the oldest of which seems to be interested in chemistry (the daughter not the cat, but you never know). In whatever spare time can be found, he enjoys amateur astronomy, computer graphics and publishing, the occasional strategy game, gardening, and reading.