How can I back up without external HD?

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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  2. imusi macrumors newbie

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    you can back up with another partition on your hard drive.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Worst possible backup scenario. An HDD failure and poof.
     
  4. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Don't use your primary internal hard drive, i.e. don't partition it and put a backup on the partition. Disaster recipe for certain.

    Your solution is either an online backup, like Mozy.com or Carbonite.com, get a time capsule, or get a hard drive. Hint: get a drive with firewire 800, it makes a difference. If you're lucky enough to have a Thunderbolt port, get a Thunderbolt drive, it is the ultimate.
     
  5. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    If your data is crucial, then the best thing to do is to just get an external. They can be had for pretty cheap these days.
     
  6. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Burn optical media with the critical documents or data that you need to backup.
    Backup to a flash drive and copy to another computer/HDD.
    As mentioned above an external HDD is the best way to go.
    Having 2 is better: one for time Machine and other for a clone.
     
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