I wanted to start a new thread based on this comment in another thread... I could use some advice on my backup strategy. Currently I have a 2012 13" MBP with a 1TB HDD, also have CCC. When I bought CCC earlier this year, I was excited about being able to clone my HDD, but I became discouraged with it because it was taking 7 hours to do one backup - I use the Checksum option. Because of this and my work, commute, travel schedule, it was nearly impossible for me to do backups. How do you do a 7 hour clone at night when you only get 6 hours to sleep? Then a few weeks ago the HDD cable on my aging MBP died and it corrupted my HDD. Fortunately Iw as able to recover all of my data, but right now I have to work of an external HDD, and all of my data is fragmented across 2 HDDs. I can't wait to get my new 13" Retina MBP with 1TB SSD to get all of my data merged back on this new machine. This leads me to some questions... 1.) How can I do daily backups when it takes CCC so long to do them? 2.) I dont like TimeMachine because you can't access files directly from the image or boot from it. I assume CCC is much better. 3.) I am starting a small business, and I gues I do need daily backups, because losing even a day of work would hurt. Currently I am living off of my clone from June while I get this MBP issue resolved!! What is a better strategy moving forward?