Essential data to backup onto new Lacie HD..??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dscan99, May 7, 2005.

  1. dscan99 macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    I've finally got around to buying a 250GB External LaCie HD d2 and setting it up just now!!!

    For now I have just copied over (using Finder) my entire "Documents" ,"Music" , "Pictures", 'Movies' folder to LaCie. I'm sure I need to back up some preferences and other essential, crucial stuff that I need if my iBook dies (God forbid!!).. Any advice on what else I need to be backing up is much appreciated.

    Also, do I need to use the SilverKeeper backup software that comes with the HD or is copying via Finder just as good?

    Thanks!! :)
  2. ct77 macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Hi dscan99,

    Since you have a nice big external drive, you might as well copy everything!

    It will make restoring data if you have a "disaster" that much easier.

    Check out Carbon Copy Cloner. It has everything you need to create a complete, bootable backup on your external hard drive.

    Good luck!

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