The Gorse Fox has found some OpenSource File-Synchronisation software for the Mac (FreeFileSync) that will enable him to extend his backup regimes, and protect his data without the external intervention of the PC.
Seems good so far - though GF still needs to work out how to automate it.
Talking of replication, the grass around the house seems to have been both replicating and growing. GF decided it was time to give the lawns a hair-cut. That done, the Silver Vixen has started on the borders. A trip to the tip is on the schedule for this afternoon.