RFR: 7113349 JDK8 port to macosx

Stephen Bannasch stephen.bannasch at deanbrook.org
Sat Mar 3 12:34:38 PST 2012

At 12:19 PM -0800 3/3/12, John Rose wrote:
>Another bit of hard-won advice:  If you are relying on Time Machine as I did, go to preferences and remove exclusions formthe backup list.  I had excluded my Downloads directory for obvious reasons.  I found it anxiety provoking when I did an emergency reversion to Snowleopard and found all my Downloads were gone.  Also, I had a folder called /Backupin which I manually stashed backups.  This also was gone after the full restore; not sure why.  (It didn't matter; the extra backup copies were totally redundant, again for obvious reasons.)  Time Machine will restore your system to usability, and will faithfully restore stuff under /Users, but it seems to be buggy with random stuff under the file system root.

I use the shareware Mac app SuperDuper for backup. It's slower than TimeMachine but it works quite reliably. I used it to make a backup, upgraded to Lion, found some essential programs I use not working and restored from the backup.

My upgrade to Lion will have to wait until I can find ways to migrate the data to new apps which work in Lion.

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