Advice on best way to configure my backup...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by spiritlevel, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. spiritlevel macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    I have a Mac Pro with 4 x 500BG drives in it.

    I have just bought a MacPower Taurus II external case and put 2 1TB drives inside which I want to use as a Time Machine backup

    My question is - what would you suggest is the best way to do it?

    Should I JBOD the external into 1 big 2TB and just use that as a TM backup for everything?

    Or should I keep the drives seperate and back 2 of the 500GB to one and 2 to the other...

    If I go down the second route (which would be safer as I would not loose everything if I lost 1 drive) can I setup TM so that 2 of the internal disks backup to one of the externals and 2 backup to the other?

    Or would I have to use TM for backing up the first 2 internals and something else (CCC/SuperDuper) to backup the other 2?

    Your advice would be appreciated - thanks!
  2. spiritlevel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007

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