Previously, I explained how to “Time Machine” your Identity. Guy, one of the commenters, pointed out a way to easily add your Identity to your Time Machine backup without the hourly/daily additions.
The previous tutorial could be used by Tiger and Leopard users, but this is Leopard only.
- Exclude the Microsoft User Data folder in the Time Machine options, which will stop it backing up every hour.
- Create an “Entourage Backup” folder – which is not excluded. It’s OK to use your Documents folder for this.
- Create a timed action. See tutorial but start with Step 3, which will copy the entire Entourage database to the backup folder, at the interval required – every day, every week, or whatever. This should overwrite the previous backup each time, as Time Machine has taken care of duplicating the last copy.
Thanks Guy for a great tip!
Added April 24, 2009: See article Quit all Microsoft applications before backing up for the latest info on what is needed to quit for a successful backup.