System back-up

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  1. soffa macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 27" iMac and i'm wondering if I need to back up my system on an external hard drive in addition of backing my files on iCloud.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes definitely. iCloud does not back up all your apps and settings, plus if something were to ever go wrong with iCloud you could lose everything. It is not a good idea to depend in just one setup/service for your data.

    I would grab a USB3 external drive and use that with the included Time Machine backup to keep a full local backup.
     
  3. soffa thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 23, 2017
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    I also suggest using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper for creating fast, bootable backups. Look into using BackBlaze online backup as well.

    Always make a backup of your backup.

    I use Backblaze, TimeMachine, and Carbon Copy Cloner, along with having some files manually copied onto other external drives.
     
  5. soffa thread starter macrumors newbie

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