Best way to back up?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shua2u, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Shua2u macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    I have a Macbook Pro and have windows 7 running in Boot Camp. I would like to buy an external hard drive to back up both..Is this possible with one external hard drive or will I need two, one for Mac and one for Windows? I bought an Iomega Go this weekend that has the firewire connection, but I can only run it in Mac and for it to be acknowledged by windows, it says I need to reformat it (the iomega).

    Help :).

  2. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    You could partition the HDD and run windows backup to one, and time machine to the other.

    It's what I'd probably do if I only wanted to use one drive.
  3. mattydee87 macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    I would definitely do what Dozerrox suggested. however as an alternative to Windows Backup you may like Macrium Reflect to backup Windows - which has a free version available and is a very good piece of software.
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I have SuperDuper! backing up the entire HD image every other day.

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