Essential data to backup onto new Lacie HD..??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dscan99, May 7, 2005.

  1. dscan99 macrumors regular

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    Nashville, TN
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    I've finally got around to buying a 250GB External LaCie HD d2 and setting it up just now!!!

    For now I have just copied over (using Finder) my entire "Documents" ,"Music" , "Pictures", 'Movies' folder to LaCie. I'm sure I need to back up some preferences and other essential, crucial stuff that I need if my iBook dies (God forbid!!).. Any advice on what else I need to be backing up is much appreciated.

    Also, do I need to use the SilverKeeper backup software that comes with the HD or is copying via Finder just as good?

    Thanks!! :)
     
  2. ct77 macrumors member

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    Hi dscan99,

    Since you have a nice big external drive, you might as well copy everything!

    It will make restoring data if you have a "disaster" that much easier.

    Check out Carbon Copy Cloner. It has everything you need to create a complete, bootable backup on your external hard drive.

    Good luck!
     

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