[Dirvish] Mac OSX and power problems and winter
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.
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