Backing up to external hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by knew2mack, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. knew2mack macrumors regular

    knew2mack

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    I bought an external hard drive a couple of years ago and backed everything up. Before I knew it, I was getting a message that it's all full. I'm wondering if I hadn't set it up correctly, so that it only backed up what was new instead of backing up the entire system each time.

    Is it advisable to go ahead & delete most (except photos) of what's on this external hard drive and start over?? I haven't backed up in months & I can just feel repercussions upon the horizon n don't want to get caught with my proverbial pants down.

    Please, in anyone's responses, would you mind explaining to me as if I were a child? Oh wait, they all know more than we do now anyhow.....you get the idea, I'm sure.

    thanks
     
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  3. knew2mack thread starter macrumors regular

    knew2mack

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    time machine but I don't keep it connected all the time cause it's a laptop....
     

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