The past 2 months (or so) my Mac Mini was becoming more and more slow. Very often I would get the “spinning beachball”. Also music playback in iTunes or movie playback in VLC suffered from stuttering.
After a while I noticed a blinking dot in the Spotlight icon. Continue reading
Hmmm… for some time there have not been any Picture of the day posts. This seemed to be related to the PhotoQ plugin I am using. However, it turned out this is not the case. I just messed up permissions when upgrading to WordPress 3.0.1. 😉
Mozy has been trying to back up my files since the support representative asked me to unselect and select my external drive. It started relinking all the files. Initially, it went very fast, i.e. it was at about 80% after one night. But since then it has never reached 100%. I have restarted the machine several times, stopped Spotlight indexing, etc. All to no avail.
I have been searching the internet since the problems started. It turns out that Mozy does not have very good support for external drives… I am currently using a trial version of Backblaze. This seems to have very good support for external drives. If the trial will go ok, I will probably switch. I am satisfied with the Mozy software on Windows and Mozy support. But I am disappointed in the quality of the Mac software.
As pointed out by Online backups review, Backblaze is able to backup external drives. Please check out their site. It contains very useful information.