Can I erase pictures from my HD after backed up?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macswitcha2, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    Once my HD os backed up my an external hard drive, can I go head and erase the ones on my HD?
     
  2. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    yes, you could do that, but then the point of the back-up thus becomes pointless cos you still only have one copy. There is a saying, in the digital industry for the most part at least, that something doesnt *exist* until its in at least 3 different places/mediums/volumes (insert as you wish)

    PTP
     

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