Backup Software? (External HDD)

lieb39

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Original poster
Mar 17, 2005
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Melbourne, Australia
Hello everyone,

I'm planning to buy a external USB2 for my PPC Mac Mini, which is running the latest 10.4. I was wondering what good backup software there is for backing up photos, music, documents and specific folders (Mail and so forth).

And one that*provides easy restoration - and have scheduling feature obviously!

Cheers

lieb39
 

iTwitch

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Mar 30, 2006
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East of the Mississippi
I like Carbon Copy Cloner, with a firewire drive you can make bootable backups.

PS. My iBook never seemed to like my external USB drive, you may wan't to look into any Mini/ext. USB problems?
 

gauchogolfer

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Jan 28, 2005
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American Riviera
lieb39 said:
That only backs up to .mac accounts..
Not true.

Backup *can* make backups to the user's .mac account, but it *also* schedules backups to external drives, DVDs, etc. I use it for daily backups to .mac, and weekly to my external HD. Works great.

You may also want to look at SilverKeeper, a free program from LaCie.
 

mfacey

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Feb 1, 2004
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gauchogolfer said:
Not true.

Backup *can* make backups to the user's .mac account, but it *also* schedules backups to external drives, DVDs, etc. I use it for daily backups to .mac, and weekly to my external HD. Works great.

You may also want to look at SilverKeeper, a free program from LaCie.

Silverkeeper works great for me. It also allows you to make bootable copies. Sadly I have a USB2 drive so that doesn't really help me!

About .mac: I think you have to have a .mac account to use the program right?