How you do your backup?

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  1. DON2003

    DON2003 Well-Known Member

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    can we share what we use and do to backup?

    so we can compare and came up with a best solution for fellow muggers.
     
  2. fcdiesta

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    Time Machine on an external 3.5", and an occasional Super Duper bootable clone on a LaCie Little Disk...
     
  3. birdieputt

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    time machine on WD passport.
     
  4. Greenie

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    Time Machine on WD My book (500gb) and 2 other external hard drives where I can manually back-up certain files
     
  5. PatrickGaerlan

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    I backup our Macs with TM wirelessly to a hard disk connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station.
     
  6. rafaelc378

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    Time Machine onto a WD Passport and a bi-monthly full cloning onto another WD Passport using CCC.
     
  7. briareos

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    I use Mozy. Online, automated backup.
     
  8. esm

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    just used for the 1st time SuperDuper :)

    then I have a redundant back up of files only.
     
  9. MacLex

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    i use DVDs for backup.. always with duplicate copies...
     
  10. Erred

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    I use an external HD to copy files, yung mga laging napapalitan, etc.

    As for yung dinadagdagan lang, like movies, music, photos, etc., I use DVDs, and the same as sa lahat ng nagpost, lagi duplicate copies. XD

    Better safe than sorry! XD
     
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    Time machine on a My book 500 Gig and Mozy.
     
  12. rspinzon

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    dvd with duplicate + 1 terabyte wd
     
  13. rafaelc378

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    I also backup my iTunes Library to DVD. So far it's upto 175GB and 42 Discs.
     
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    Time Machine on an external Lacie HDD 250gb. Media Files separately backed up on another portable Lacie HDD. Another separate back up on a portable Lacie HDD for those important files and documents. Will back up duplicate copies of Media files and important document files on DVDs soon. Better safe that sorry.
     
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    I back up everything through Time Machine into my external hard disk.
     
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    Time Machine... But I'm planning to backup important files on DVDs and and exclude those files in Time Machine and keep the T-Machine for backing up the system and apps.
     
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    I just copy and paste everything to my Passport.
     
  18. missy

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    This is so timely! My macbook died (white screen with spinning busy sign in the middle then turns off) after a software update with choppy globe visibility connection (update files may have been corrupted) and I tried to repair the disk through the disk utility of the installation disk 1, but got an error message that the disk cannot be repaired. However, when I restarted it, I was able to sign in. I knew then I need to back it up, so I rushed to buy an external hard drive and backed up using Time Machine. It was a good thing because when I tried to open the macbook after shutting down, I got the white screen again before it turned off by itself. I don't keep important data on the macbook - usually keep them on a flashdrive which I regularly backup at the desktop PC, but didn't relish the thought of having to re-install all the software.

    After several attempts to reinstall the system through the original install disk and my leopard install disk, which says installation cannot be completed or something like that, I tried the recover from time machine for the 2nd time and it worked! I did the verify disk afterward, and it passed!

    Whew! Thank God for the Time Machine!

    :) missy
     
  19. dryxzzz

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    I recently bought a 500gb external HD. Partitioned it into 2 ('coz my internal HD is 250gb), one for carbon copy clone and the other for Time Machine. Aside from those, I regularly archive media files/items (e.g. games/music/movies) to dvd±r disks (not dvd±rw) to make it permanent.
     
  20. trex.okiaru

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    ang dami naman, multiple backups. di ba ok na yung time machine na lang?

    *or tamad lang ako hehehe

    Meron akong 500GB na stayin sa bahay lang (for time machine) and isang maliit na 120GB na lagi kong dala pag aalis ako, both Lacie drives.
     

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