updated 11:30 pm EST, Wed November 5, 2003
Apple posted a final version of , its backup utility for .Mac users. Version 2 lets you select any folder on a hard drive as a backup destination, including FireWire hard drives, network servers, iPods, and other mounted volumes. It also offers support for support for third-party CD and DVD Drives and lets you schedule backups to iDisk and hard drives--with support for incremental backups (i.e., copying changed files only). It requires Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later and requires a full .Mac account; however, DVD-RAM disks are not supported.
Apple says that Backup 1.1 users must upgrade to Backup 2 to use these new features: backing up to hard drive, backing up to OS-supported external optical drives, disc spanning, and some QuickPicks.