Cloning to an Ext HD.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fishtalk, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Fishtalk macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2008
    My OS is 10.3.9 and I have my int. Hd cloned to a F/W ext. HD for back up. Normaly I re-clone every month or two.
    Up untill now when re cloning I ve JUST thrown the old cloned Ext. HD into the trash, then empty , to make space for the new clone.
    This system "Seems" to work, as after a RAM crash, when looking for a soultion I wiped the int.HD before I found it was a Ram problem. Finally I just replaced the RAM and rebooted from the Ext. HD then re-cloned back to the int HD. and everything is working fine.
    BUT now I'm wondering if JUST throwing the stuff into the trash is "politically correct ?" If not, what is the correct procedure.

    Pismo G3 10.3.9 // Iomega FireWire Ext. HD (partitioned)
    Clone app/ CCC
  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    In CCC, there is an option to clone your drive, and then to only clone 'modified or new items'.

    That will save you a lot time as opposed to backing up to a blank drive every time.
  3. Cap41 macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2008
    i use Carbon Copy Cloner. when i run i just clone everything, so the unit erases the External HD, and puts a new clone on everytime.

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