Backing up external drives.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tderemigis, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. tderemigis macrumors member

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    I just recently got an iMac, and have a few external drives in rotation now. I used to keep my itunes library on one drive for use with my macbook, but i put the music portion on the iMac's internal drive this time. I have a 250GB drive just about filled with movies, a 250 GB NAS drive filled, and i just recently bought a 320GB MyBook drive that I was using to boot an iBook with a dead drive.

    I am planning on leaving my tv shows and movies on the external drives, but i have two back up questions. First is should i just use the MyBook as my Time Machine Drive now?

    And how should I back up my Tv Shows, and Movies from the other externals.

    Any tips is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You can configure Time Machine to back up your internal and all your external drives, but your 320GB MyBook is too small for that.
     
  3. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I have three drives on the iMac.

    320 GB internal, 750 GB external, 1 TB External

    All media resides on the 750 GB external

    Time Machine backs up the 320 GB internal and 750 GB external to the 1 TB external.

    I feel it is as safe a system as I need. In order to suffer a non-recoverable catastrophic loss I would have to lose the 1 TB Time Machine Drive and one other drive at the same time. In the event I outgrow the 1 TB Time Machine drive, than I will move media to the 1 TB, get a 2 TB drive for Time Machine.

    Seems like it never ends! :D
     
  4. tderemigis thread starter macrumors member

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    haha yea, it does seem like a never ending cycle. I guess i will probably just start shopping around for another drive or two.
     

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