How often do you back up your media?

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  1. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    With iCloud coming...I'm not really terrified of losing my purchased media from iTunes. However I still do back up all my CD rips at least once a month.

    It would just suck having to re-rip all my 500 some CD's I have in my library. And, scanning a few 120 album covers again because I didn't like iTunes versions.

    So how often do you back up to a local external hard drive, or if at all?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I use Time Machine, so quite frequently.

    My iTunes are also sync'd to my iPod, so I'm covered there.
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I back up to an external RAID 1 setup about once per week, depending on when I'm home. Ultra important files are also uploaded to a remote server every so often as well.
     
  4. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Besides time machine, I keep my data backed up on multiple external hard drives. I keep at least one in my detached garage just in case my house burns down.
     
  5. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    Not as often as Rupert Murdoch has to. boom boom.
     
  6. Huntn macrumors G5

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  7. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Everything on my hard drive, including media, is backed up multiple times a day with Time Machine to an external terabyte hard drive.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    On my PC, I have Windows Backup backup my main hard drive to my RAID1 array. Then that is backed up to CrashPlan, an online backup service. Online backup is key. You gotta have some sort of off-site backup, whether it's an online service or you keep a copy at your office. Not even a 10 drive RAID1 array is going to help you if your house burns down or is broken in to. You can't have a single point of failure like the house. With my backup scheme, I'm protected against pretty much everything except nuclear holocaust - and at that point, my porn collection personal documents like financial records will be the last of my worries ;)

    There's nothing on my MacBook that isn't on my PC so I don't back that up.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I also use Time Machine.
     
  10. smoge macrumors regular

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  11. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I have (half of) my music on a PC, which I never use (Downstairs). Then, all of my music is on my pmG5, backed up with TimeMachine. I think I have a backup of all my movies (Also stored on the G5) on an external hard drive somewhere...have to find it lol.
     
  12. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Back in the 1990's I had a computer crash.
    [​IMG]
    Since then I backup everything nearly every hour via Time Machine, and also via external HD.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    System, browsing and preferences: time machine 1TB
    Video projects, photos and media: multi TB Raid 1
     
  14. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    My whole setup (including my imacs internal drive and 4TB of externals) is backed up hourly with Time Machine on a Drobo. I also have an external boot clone drive which clones daily
     
  15. alleycat macrumors regular

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    I backup with both time machine and hard copy on CD. Redundancy is the only way.
     
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  18. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Had my main hd fail and then my back up at the same time. Now use time machine on an external hd and then a drobo. Plus I have older backups on 2.5" discs.

    Seems like it just takes one time to learn your lesson.
     
  19. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    External hard drive.
    • Carbon Copy Cloner at the end of the day.
    • Time Machine throughout the day.
     
  20. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    :eek:
     
  21. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    I use Time Machine to make daily backups and then I use CarbonCopy Cloner to create a bootable backup once a week at the office.

    Some stuff is also backed up to an SFTP site, but that's mainly stuff for emergencies, like copies of documents, account numbers, etc.

    People who don't back up from their internal HD are going to lose data, it's just a matter of when.
     
  22. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    This..... three area's of back up. I back up to all three every other day.
     

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