Can backup be this simple?

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  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    This will be my first time needing to backup on a mac. Can I just plug in my external drive and drag and drop "Mac HD" there?
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Download Carbon Copy Cloner and let it do it for you. I wouldn't try dragging/dropping the HD straight onto it.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    My vote is for SuperDuper. They're probably the best of what's available considering cost, utility value, and ease of use. Look at both and make your pick. Either way you won't go wrong.
     
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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  5. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    If I had to guess, he's probably needing to backup for the upgrade to Leopard. This is only judging on the context of the OP's question.
     
  6. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    And if I had to guess, I'd say that that comment was sarcasm :p
     
  7. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    You could also just drag some things over to the external, if you aren't too worried about things being perfect.

    I mean, your home directory, and maybe extra applications you installed are about all you'd need.
     
  8. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately the Sarcasm Detector doesn't work with Leopard yet.
     
  9. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Correct you are. Well...except on my gender.
     
  10. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, or maybe it's just Tiger it doesn't work on, and after upgrading to Leopard it will work? One can hope


    omg, a real life female? *faints*

    /obligatorynerdfestcommentaboutgirls
     
  11. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    *swoon*
     
  12. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    <3
     

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