The other day in a moment of over excitedness I installed a driver which completely wrecked my system.
It meant reinstalling the OS and for safety I decided to erase and start again. I only lost a tiny bit of stuff but am still reinstalling various pieces of software, plug ins etc.
So with that in mind I want to get a more robust back up system in place for this machine. I've got a Drobo FS which backs up the other non edit machines in the house but was wondering what peoples thoughts are about Time machine on edit computers - specially running FCP X. Will I notice anything major in terms of time lag? Or should I just go the permanently connected drive route and use Carbon Copy Cloner?
I never keep media on here (except as a temporary 3rd location when using SPP) so it's never going to be backing up loads.
I found Time Machine got in the way because I needed all the computing power when I was editing. I use a standalone backup program (Super Duper), but not while editing. On the other hand, I didn't pursue all the possibilities with Time Machine.
I have Time Machine back up my system drive. I haven't noticed any effect on system performance.
I use Carbon Copy Cloner to back up my media RAID however because I don't necessarily want to back up every single file that is on my media drive. I use Event Manager X and backing up via Time Machine can cause redundant file backups, for instance if it backs up while a project is active and then again when the same project is inactive you get duplicate backups.
It's not automatic but I prefer not to be on automatic when it comes to media files. At the end of the day I use Event Manager X to take all projects and events offline and then back up with CCC.