Well, next backup (which is imminenet) will probably take 10 DVDs, one for my home folder + 9 for music, so it's quite near my threshold for buying an external HD, but as the DVD burner is a free loaner and a 160-200 GB HD with enclosure would set me back about NOK 1300-1500 (≈ £110-125), which I don't have at the moment, I'll indure some pain...Applespider said:I back things up onto an external FW drive every couple of weeks (or more if I've suddenly acquired lots of files I think are important).
The multiple DVD route seemed like it would get to be more and more of a pain.
Mitthrawnuruodo, doesn't Backup on .mac allow you to back up to DVD easily? I use SuperDuper to create a bootable clone which is free for simple backups.
I do this and ZI think it is one of the better ways of backing up. I backup the home directory with all my data once a week using SilverKeep (which can be automated), I keep 4 sets that recycle at the beginning of the month. Then once a month (or so, definitely before any system updated) I use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the entire HD.andiwm2003 said:i have an external firewire disk with a minimal system.
i copy the system with all relevant applications as disk image with CCC to this hd. that allows me to quickly reload the system onto my pb if desaster strikes.
i back up the data via silverkeeper onto the external hd.
usually it takes much longer to reload the system thasn to reload the data.