need help backing up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kickphlipp, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. kickphlipp macrumors newbie

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    ok, so heres what I want to do. I want to be able to to put files in my specific music, photo, document folders ect ect. and I want the files to be mirrored on my external drive. Whats the easiest way to do this? I dont want to have to manually copy and paste the files on the drive.
    Thanks
     
  2. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    If you're using Leopard, Time Machine will do that.
     
  3. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    Or.......

    You can simply drag your Home folder to your external drive once a week or however often you like. It will mirror it exactly. That's what I do.
     
  4. ant-macyourself macrumors member

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    Time Machine does sound best for you, like the previous poster said. SuperDuper might be worth looking into, as well. It will even make a bootable copy of your system so you can still use your computer like nothing ever happened if your internal drive craps out.
     

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