Disk Utility RAID Setup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mad4WDW, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Mad4WDW macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have a couple of questions regarding backing up my external drive. I've got a 2TB external drive with about 1.5TB of movies, Music etc. I've got another identical empty drive that I want to keep a backup of the first drive on.

    So my question is what is the best way of backing up this data? I thought of using disk utility(I'm running snow leopard 10.6.4 if that makes any difference) to created a mirrored RAID set. If I plug in the empty drive then create the RAID set will my first drive get wiped when the set is created? or with it leave the data on the first drive intact?

    Or should I just use something like crashplan to backup to the 2nd drive?

    :confused:

    Cheers

    Greg
     
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  3. Mad4WDW thread starter macrumors regular

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    Carbon Copy Cloner


    Thanks, looks good. I'll give it a try.
     

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