Which is the better backup system?

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  1. lukester macrumors 6502

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    Time machine, Carbon copy cloner, or Superduper?

    I want to be able to restore my Macbook pro if anything goes wrong
    Plus I have a windows partition with Parallels installed that I want to back up too?

    thoughts?
     
  2. Cougarcat, Oct 2, 2012
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    Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Both.

    Time Machine won't help you with your windows partition, but it's helpful for quickly getting back files that you may have accidentally deleted, and it's automatic (although you can do scheduling with SuperDuper.)

    Clones are also useful if your system gets hosed at a critical time, as you can just boot from the clone without having to reinstall first.

    I do TM as well as a clone, but I just do cloning once a year (2 drives, one of which I leave offsite.) And I use Dropbox for all my documents.

    Edit: apparently TM can back up your Parallels VM.
     
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Actually TimeMachine does backup the Parallels windows Partition as it is a Virtual machine within OSX.

    It won't work for a dual-boot.
     
  4. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    then I still need to backup the bootcamp partition.. using?
     

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