I have to admit I’m a little excited about the arrival of Leopard (aka Mac OS X 10.5) tonight – though I’m not sure at this point when I’m going to pick up my copy. The Guided Tour gives a good overview of what’s in store during the upgrade. Most interesting for me might be Time Machine, because I’ve become particularly obsessed with having good backups at all times, and Time Machine looks like a great addition to the effort.
I say might be for two reasons. First, I’m disappointed that it won’t work via connected Airport Disks. I have two external drives at the moment. One I keep connected via USB because it’s my backup drive (via Super Duper!) and I never got the backup-to-a-network-drive thing working properly. The other (much larger) disk hangs of my Airport Network. I’d love to use it for one or the other backup, but alas it isn’t suitable for that purpose. So at this stage, I’m not sure how to set things up for convenience, tidiness, AND a super-effective backup scheme. One idea I have had is to split the large drive into partitions – one for Super Duper and one for Time Machine – and use the smaller drive as the network file server.