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Hey guys,

I just bought ANOTHER externall HDD to use as a backup drive. It's currently formatted to NTFS (I can read and write to it in Mac OS X because I have NTFS-3G and MacFuse) but I will be formatting it to HFS+. I'm looking at setting up a backup to firstly do a full backup (an image, not just files copied) of my internal HDD in my MBP, and then do weekly incremental backups to add any new files to the saved backup image. So then if my MacBook Pro does crash, I can restore the image and everything will be exactly the same as I left it. I use ShadowProtect in Windows so I was looking for something similar. But I really want incremental backups.

Also, what is an app like Unstoppable Coppier (like in Window) for Mac? I want to copy all the files from my NTFS HDD to Mac, then format the HDD to HFS+. Any help appreciated.

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You should already know both of these - SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner for full and incremental bootable backups.

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Oh, and of course Time Machine...

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You should already know both of these
Why should I already know both of these? I was using a Windows Server to backup over the network prior, so I've had no need to loo into Mac specific backup solutions. So no I didn't already know about SuperDuper and CarbonCopy.

I've decided to go with SuperDuper.

Thanks for your input however.

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