External drive

Started May 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 12,979
Re: External drive - Stupid Question.

Erik Ohlson wrote:


Could I just drag my hard drive Icon to the backup disk?

You'd be better off to buy a copy of Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper to do the backup.  Either of these can be used to do incremental backups – so that the second, third, etc. time that you do your backup, you only have to wait for the machine to find and copy the files that have changed.

You can also make backups to multiple drives, so that you can keep one off-site (just in case fire, flood, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. get the computer equipment inside your house).

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