Sync to BackUp Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cynthia Blue, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Cynthia Blue macrumors newbie

    Cynthia Blue

    Oct 16, 2009
    I used Carbon Copy Cloner a couple of years ago to backup my Macbook's hard drive. After I bought a new Macbook Pro, I copied down my files from my online backup, not the backup hard drive.

    I'd like to be able to sync the files that are on my Mac to my backup drive. What would be the best way to do this? Should I use CCC to do it, or something else?

    My backup drive has files that I deleted from the hard drive on my Macbook, so as to allow for more room on the Macbook. I need to continue to do it this way since my backup drive is a lot bigger than my Macbook's drive, and I'm reaching the storage limit of my Macbook.

    I like having the online backup that's also a mirror of my macbook.
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    If your data is on the external but not on the Mac then it's an archive,not a backup. The data only exists on that external drive. Unless it's backed up somewhere else, it is at risk.

    I use CCC to maintain a bootable copy of my main drive. That drive is only used for that and is separate from my other backups and archives.

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