Good morning everyone, I hope I am posting this in the good section of the forum. I would like to have some advice on managing MY files (ironic, isn't it) and backups. I have this iMac (3TB fusion drive) and I just moved everything to an external 3 TB LaCie Porsche and I deleted all my Time Machine backup from my 3TB time capsule. Since my HDD from my iMac is almost full, the Time Machine is not working properly since it gets full and can't delete old backups and redo a new one... I am not sure what I should do about this. The other thing is, I was wondering if I should have anything on my local drive? Should all my files be on an external hard drive or network drive and then I backup up that drive to another one every month/week and store in safely? I could be using Carbon copy for that... but I am not sure if this is the right thing to do. Should I only have some type of files on the internal hard drive? music? aperture lib? The thing is I am scared of thieves. If everything is on my imac and I don't want them to have access to my files. Ok it has a password to get in but we all know how easy is to break a password... Should I encrypt only my internal drive? Anyway, this is all I had on my mind for now and I hope you can make it clearer to me on best practices or how you are currently working. Hope I can see the light at the end of the tunnel... Can't wait to finish to organize all my files/pictures/folder trees... Thanks!