Need so help with a backup system

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kimi, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Kimi macrumors regular

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    My current plan is for a bootable backup to be created every 24 hours (via SuperDuper) and then use Time Machine to only backup preferences and documents folders every hour. However, I'm not sure on which folders I should be pointing Time Machine at. So far I think I need these:

    Drive>Library
    Drive>Users>[User Name]>Documents
    Drive>Users>[User Name]>Library

    Are they any other which I'll need?
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah that will give you your files and preferences. But time machine is based on excluding. So you will have to go through and add everything that you don't want. So just the base folder levels.
     
  3. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    You have to tell Time Machine what parts not to backup, you cant tell it to just backup the files you want. Just exclude the large folders that you do not want to backup.
     
  4. Kimi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know. But it's easier to ask which to include in my backup, keeps it simple. You've got no idea how I structure my files in the first place, or even what I want backedup outside my documents folder; both you'd need to know before you tell me what to exclude from my backups.
     

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