Best Backup method on a 2011 MBP

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  1. duffer6, Jul 16, 2011
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    duffer6 macrumors 6502

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    Here is my setup:

    *2011 MBP

    *WD 2TB My Book Studio LX (3 partitions 1 TB for Itunes, 750GB for TimeMachine and 250 GB for Misc)

    *2TB WD Green Caviar internal drive in a MacAlly enclosure. (brand new just formatted) waiting to be used.

    Would I be better off duplicating my partition scheme onto the new WD Green Caviar and use Carbon Copy Cloner to duplicate each volume onto the new WD Green Caviar. OR would I be better starting over and creating a Raid 1 (Mirrored) of all the partitions.

    I have another backup of my iTunes, TimeMachine and MISC partitions so if I have to erase the data to start a raid (mirrored) setup that is not a big deal. I can get the backup from the other drives that would not be part of the raid.

    The way I see the setup is. Raid 1 (mirrored) Three partitions (iTunes, TimeMachine, Misc) all mirrored to the other drive.

    Or am I just better of leaving my setup as is and manually copying the files to each matching partition via Carbon Copy Cloner. I can easily perform a backup each night by running CCC as needed per partition.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. duffer6 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Changed the info in my post thanks! Any suggestions?
     
  4. riptideMBP macrumors 6502

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    i'm not too familiar with raid setups, but CCC can do automatic synchronized backups for you. It seems however from your post that you are wanting to back up specific files/folders in which case a customized application of rsync would be more suitable.
     
  5. duffer6 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not looking to backup individual files. More partition to partition. Backup my External iTunes partition to the like partition, etc.
     
  6. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    I would run them as a Raid 1; I don't really know too much about RAID so someone else with more knowledge would be able to help more. I don't know how it works with running 2 different types of drives in RAID, but I assume they're similar enough that it wouldn't cause any problems.
     

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