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Doctor Q

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The first question is where to put the backed up data. It could be an a second internal hard drive, on an external hard drive or other removable storage device, burned to discs, copied to another computer, or put somewhere on the Internet.

Which would you be interested in using?
 

DJ OJ

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Doctor Q said:
The first question is where to put the backed up data. It could be an a second internal hard drive, on an external hard drive or other removable storage device, burned to discs, copied to another computer, or put somewhere on the Internet.

Which would you be interested in using?
Probably a 1 gb nano, 40 gb external drive, or CDs
 

mkrishnan

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Wow, this is a popular topic today!

Nano: Turn on mounting the nano as a hard drive in iTunes and then copy whatever you want over.

External HD: Get SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner (google them)

CDs: Look at this thread and read reply 10.
 

pianoman

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if you don't want to do the entire drive, just copy your Documents, Pictures, and Music folders over to the external hard drive. it's as simple as that!

as for backing up applications... i believe you can just copy those over too but i'm not positive.

backing up the entire drive is probably easiest, though, and with SuperDuper! it takes me about 45 minutes to back up my 25GB-full hard drive onto a FW400 drive. i don't know if this is a good time or not but it sure beats the heck outta dragging and dropping for 45 minutes!
 
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