Hard Drive Back-up question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bosox3, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Bosox3 macrumors regular

    Bosox3

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    Im currently making a full backup of my macbook HD to my External HD. Is it normal that its taking 14+ hrs to fully backup? I have around 50gb to transfer.
    Im using Superduper to do the backup..if that matters.
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Not normal. Make sure your writing to the external drive and not a disk image.
     
  3. Bosox3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Bosox3

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    yea, ive checked and its writing to the External.
     
  4. Bosox3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Bosox3

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    ok..so it took alot longer than I thought..prob around 17-18 hours. haha But atleast its done now. I checked the External and everythings there.

    Now the question is..once I put the larger HD in..and load leopard..do I just drag back the apps/ docs I want to keep?
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    Could be your USB drive. It's not normal as I backup 120GB in around a few hours.
     
  6. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have it conected through a USB 1.0 hud because that could really slow it down.
     

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