So, to ensure that the volume is backed up every time I connect my Time Machine disk, I wrote an AppleScript to run the UNIX "touch" command, then placed that script in my login items. Thus, everytime I login the volume's Date Modified attribute will be updated. The AppleScript is one line:
In my previous post I mentioned that I may implement an online backup system. Instead of doing that, I think I'll setup a backup routine to copy the volume to a Linux box at my office, saving me a few bucks but still allowing me to have an easily accessed backup at work.
That may be an interim solution, though. Yesterday I received two Apple XServes, each of which will be connected to an XServe RAID with over a terabyte of disk space. One of the intended uses for them is to create workgroups storage space and backing up Rohan fits into that perfectly.