Take Control has released “Take Control of Easy Mac Backups” by
author and backup guru Joe Kissell.

He explains how to create a complete backup system for Mac OS X 10.5
(“Leopard”) or 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) that includes versioned backups,
a bootable duplicate, and an offsite backup. Readers will learn how
to identify backup hardware that best matches their needs and budget,
and find instructions for using Time Machine as well as alternatives
for nine situations where Time Machine lacks crucial features.

Kissell walks readers through every step of the way, from setting up
a backup drive or Time Capsule to explaining how to recover precious
data in case of a deleted or corrupted file, a dead drive, or a
stolen laptop. The 108-page book costs US$10 in PDF or $19.99 in
print and is available for immediate download at

Kissell has written numerous ebooks in the Take Control series. He’s
also a senior contributor to “Macworld” and senior editor of