Waiting GRRR - (waiting for Mac Pro to ship)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Jbgloss, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Jbgloss macrumors member


    Feb 20, 2011
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    2 ACD's Drives from OWC all sitting at the house :(

    I am waiting for confirmation on shipping from Apple on the Mac Pro. Still have not received any indication they are even close?

    It will make me appreciate it even more when it does come.

    One question if you can answer I will be using CCC to back up but should I use Time Machine too or just use CCC?

    I have 2 120GB's Boot/Scratch 1 TB Media - Apple 1 TB for back up - will partition on it as it has been suggested here and run CCC nightly. Just curious if time machine fits in.

    Thank You!!! Waiting on Apple :eek:
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    Use both. CCC is your bootable backup. Time Machine is your backup of your file history. So if you muck up a file you can go back to the version you had an hour or so ago or even a few days ago. Time Machine will cover you for mishaps in between your CCC backups or if something goes wrong with your CCC backup. I'd recommend backing up to separate disks for CCC and Time Machine.
  3. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    I have 2010 Mac Pro. 120GB OWC SSD as boot in optibay. 4x2TB drives internally (first two used as storage - only about 650GB used / last two are scratch and storage and aren't backed up).

    Home folder still on SSD, but iTunes, Movies, Aperture all on 2TB drive.

    I have 2TB OWC external for Time Machine and an old OWC 500GB used for a CCC clone of the SSD (using about 35GB).

    I think this works great. Time Machine has saved me tons of times to grab a lost file. Lion's versions will rock too! Then I mount the external and clone about once a week. Yeah, I know I should do it more, but since the only real data on that drive is Apple Mail and Outlook (both of which are IMAP), I figure even if my clone is 5 days old, it's still better than rebuilding from scratch.


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