Backing Up Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Oldmanmac, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2012
    The title might not be accurate.
    I'm referring to when backing up with CCC, SD, etc. etc, to an external drive. The ext drive is named other than the internal's name.. If you have them both drives on at the same time and try to update the internal drive version, an error occurs because you have 2 copies of the app.
    Ho do you handle this?
  2. Phil in ocala macrumors 6502

    Phil in ocala

    Jul 14, 2016
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009
    Give your CCC backup clone a similar, but slightly different name.

    I keep a partition for my important files, named "Main".
    For my CCC backup, I have it named "Main B/U".

    Easy to distinguish which is which, never a problem accessing files or apps...
  4. dwig macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2015
    Key West FL

    Don't have your backup drive mounted when you do any update to the main drive's OS or to any app. You want to keep your backup safe from any alteration during such operations.

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