Carbon Copy Cloner or Time Machine

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  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    After a recent hard drive failure, I've realized that I really really need to address my back-up procedures. It seems that CCC or time machine are the preferred methods around here. Anyone here have an argument for using one over the other? Thanks!

    -jon
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Neither is better than the other. If you want a no-hassle backup TM is probably the way to go. If you want more control and want a bootable backup, go with CCC.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I use both... for different reasons

    Time Machine is great for just going back and getting things in the past
    But CCC is a bootable clone that gets you running immediately

    I let TM run
    I have CCC set to clone every night
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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  5. MacTribe macrumors member

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    Or you can try using something else, like crashplan which works brilliant for me.

    Personal choice obviously!
     
  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    as others have said ... they have different uses.

    I like to have both :cool:
     
  7. MacTribe macrumors member

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    Me too.. :D

    You can never have tooooo many backups..
     
  8. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    Related question

    I have a question related to this. I recently got my system back up and running after a OS failure (couldn't boot into OS after reinstalling Snow Leopard, per the recommendation of an Apple Genius). I plan on doing a CCC backup once a month (maybe ever other), but would like to keep a TM backup so I can easily grab my files if I need them (ex. Firefox crashes and I lose all my open tabs). Can a TM and CCC backup co-exist on the same drive? I know this probably isn't a good idea, but ATM all I have is a 500GB Firewire 800 external. I plan on getting another one for CCC backups, but I'm short on cash and cannot afford it right now.
     

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