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I’ll tell you this for nowt - Time Machine backups as a means of setting up a new machine bring a whole new meaning to the term “fucking useless.” If I were to do it again, I’d just drop a tarball of my home directory onto a clean install, and have done with it.

And go back to rsync for backups of everything not in git.

@grumpysmiffy believe it or not ickoud backups are a fair bit smoother. though obviously there’s some tradeoffs

@zensaiyuki I use iCloud for sync between machines a fair bit; find that getting pictures from phone to desktop is really fast now. Still use OwnCloud for my main pool of files.

@zensaiyuki Self-hosted; runs on the $10 a month Linode I use for git.

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