How do I clone (backup) an external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jrm27, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    I've got a 3TB external drive that is full of media that I have converted from my movie collection. I've spent a lot of time converting and tagging everything, but I only have it in one place.. no backup. How would I go about cloning/backing up my external drive? I've got a second drive and I'm downloading Carbon Copy Cloner at the moment. Is that the tool I would use? Will it make an exact backup of my external drive?

    I'd hate to lose all that data!

    -jon
     
  2. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    Yes CCC or Super Duper will clone the drive. Good idea backing it up btw :)
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, Carbon Copy Cloner will make a complete backup of your external drive.
     

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