How should I backup my data from a Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BizzyLeo, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. BizzyLeo macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    I'm still kind of new to Mac so I feel like I have to ask how to properly backup my data from a Mac to an external harddrive.
    I don't have a Time Capsule and I do not plan to buy one. I have an external HDD that I will be using for the time being.
    So my question is; how do I properly backup my data from a Mac onto my own external HD? I was using Windows before buying my Mac in August. I have my own 'system' I use for backing up certain info (such as school/Word documents, my pictures, music, etc.) Is there specific folders or a specific method you guys can recommend for backing up?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
  3. BizzyLeo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Time Machine is not the same as Time Capsule:
    Mac 101: Time Machine - Support - Apple + Time Machine FAQ

    For Time Machine you just need an external HDD.


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    What do you mean with that?
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008

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