Stuff I'm worried about in Leopard

Leopard upgrade notes... Potentially incompatible applications:

  1. Aperture and Time Machine - fix: exclude Aperture libraries from Time Machine
  2. Acrobat 8 - update scheduled for Jan 2008
  3. DiskWarrior
  4. Mail Act-On and MailTags - beta available
  5. Onyx - beta available
  6. SuperDuper! - update available soon, they say
  7. Missing Sync - 1.0.2 is supposed to mostly work
  8. Filemaker 9 - 9.0v2 updater is available
  9. Transmit - 3.6.2 update is available
  10. Toast
  11. Flip4Mac WMV - public beta 2.2.0.39 available
  12. Yahoo Widgets
  13. MailTemplate - no info on website. support replied and said that it works fine, but that you have to re-install it after the Leopard upgrade.

Source: [macrumors]

Possible new backup strategy for Mac Pro:

  1. Backup system volume via SuperDuper to image on networked share (whenever they update it to work)
  2. Backup data volume via Time Machine to eSata 3TB RAID, minus Aperture libraries and virtual machines
  3. Backup Aperture libraries and virtual machines to networked share via Chronosync or other app that does incremental backups of packages (no good -- see below)

Possible new backup strategy for MacBook Pro:

  1. While at home, backup drive to networked share via Time Machine, minus Aperture libraries and virtual machines
  2. While at home, backup Aperture libraries and virtual machines to networked share via Chronosync or other app
  3. While at home and on the road, backup drive via SuperDuper to external FW800 drive(s)

I hope Time Machine can be set to only back up certain volumes, and only when the backup volumes are mounted. I know it can be set to exclude specific files and folder, but I need to study its configuration options before I can be sure of how exactly I'm going to use it.

*UPDATE* I tried using Chronosync and rsync to back up my Aperture libraries to a networked drive. Do you know how many little files are in my Aperture libraries? 519,000. Do *not* try to copy that many files to a networked drive (in this case, a volume on a gigabit NAS box). And if you cancel the copy in the middle and try to delete the files from the drive, it takes just about the same amount of time. My backup plan above is no good.