I am looking to plug holes in my back up system. Currently I have a 2009 MacBook (White unibody), an iPhone 6, and iPad3, and Mrs. EDJ has an iPhone 6+ and a newer iPad mini but a generation or two back. Maybe the first one with retina screen? All devices and the MacBook are running current publicly released OS/iOS and the Apple applications are all updated. Anyhow, I back up the i-devices via wifi when they are plugged in nightly for recharge. I also occasionally back them up to the MacBook via iTunes. The MacBook uses two things for Time Machine: the Airport Time Capsule, and I back it up every week or two to an external HDD via USB-A. I also store my entire iPhotos/Photos and iTunes library on a separate external HDD that I plug in via USB-A when I want to access those applications. Every 6-12 months I use CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner) to clone the MacBook's drive, but I have not done that since I swapped it out for a SSD a few months ago. I don't think I need to be concerned about my Time Machine external HDD taking a dump because I also use the Airport Time Capsule via wifi. I am worried about losing the iPhoto/Photos/iTunes external HDD because if it takes a dump on me I have no back up. Can I clone it also to another external HDD just in case (I have a spare which is the original MacBook HDD I replaced with a SSD) Or is there a better, safer way to go? Thank you for whatever advice you offer. PS- I'm trying to avoid cloud solutions since I would rather not engage in a subscription, but will reconsider if it is the best option for improving my current system.