How do I clone (backup) an external drive?

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

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    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!

  2. torana355 Suspended

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Yes CCC or Super Duper will clone the drive. Good idea backing it up btw :)
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, Carbon Copy Cloner will make a complete backup of your external drive.

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