[Dirvish] Mac OSX and power problems and winter

Bernd Haug haug at berndhaug.net
Tue Oct 31 11:21:52 PST 2006


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Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> What physical hardware are you using?  Type of Mac, type of backup
> drive?  I understand that a Mac Mini can sometimes have overheating
> problems, and something as busy as rsync could find those problems.
> Is there some way to read out the temperature of the machine?

It's a Firewire Drive that's normally very stable.

My Mac is a Macbook Pro, normally there are no stability issues
whatsoever at the temperatures I observed during backups.

> Another hazard to warn the list about:  If you are using dirvish
> for small-office/home-office SOHO backups, you will sometimes
> encounter problems with electric power to your computer during
> the winter that can cause problems for backups.
> [..]

While that's a very sensible hint, I can definitely rule out power
problems in my case.

I can't say that I think Austria is the greatest country ever, but
at least grid stability here is great all year round.

Yours, Bernd

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