Easiest way to back up my Tibook?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wattage, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. wattage macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2005
    I have an external HD(Lacie) and was told the easiest way to back it up was to simply drag the home directory to the Lacie. I am upgrading my internal hard drive thus must save and reload. Much thanks.
  2. neocell macrumors 65816


    May 23, 2005
    Great White North
  3. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Your LaCie drive should have shipped with an application called "SilverKeeper", which is an excellent backup application. It will automatically backup selected data on a regular basis and you can set it to even keep things you delete off of your hard drive (so you don't accidentally mess up your backup with an untimely deletion on the HD).

    I use it on both of my Macs and I love it.
  4. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
  5. jalagl macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2003
    Costa Rica
    Carbon Copy Cloner

    I second the recommendation for using Carbon Copy Cloner. I have a dedicated 80GB HD to which I backup my PB's HD on a regular basis, and it works great.

    An additional advantage was that when I upgraded to my new PBook, I could import all the settings and applications from the backup on the external HD. :D
  6. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    one more vote for Carbon Copy Cloner.

    if your external is the same size or larger than your tibook, then a complete clone is the best way to go. your external will then be bootable as well, in case something happens to your tibook.

    after the first clone, you can do incremental backups of folders/files that you want to maintain. or, you can just keep doing clones once/week or whatever suits you best. i do complete clones because i like to back up all my library preferences, mail, and other stuff rather than just a single document folder.
  7. wattage thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2005
    I think I'll give CCC a try, I like the bootable option. no reloading of Tiger....GGRREEEAATT! (dorky i Know). Thanks ya'll

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