Backups: OS X data/image + Windows data/images

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iBighouse, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. iBighouse macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2012
    I have been foolish, or lucky, or both. I have never implemented any kind of personal regular backup for my data- or my operating systems.

    I will be receiving a new riMac this month. I will need to run either bootcamp or parallels on it to have access to Revit and AutoCAD. I will likely start with parallels and if I am happy with it, won't switch to bootcamp.

    But I have yet to see any good recommendations or topics on how people are backing up these split OS systems.

    Advice and recommendations appreciated!
  2. jdphoto macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2014
    I would use Virtualbox to run Windows on your Mac (boot it up when you need it, shut it down when you don't) and backup up your machine with something like Crashplan. It will grab the vbox file and you can restore your Windows image os and files if your machine crashes. Crash plan would also backup the files on the Mac side (not the OS, but that is easy to reinstall).

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