New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussions including the Apple Watch.

Backing up data (time machine)

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posts: 8
malamus is on a distinguished road

malamus is offline
Hi all, I have a two part question, well, they could be two separate questions but they are both to do with backing up data.

Recently I transferred a bunch of photos to an external HD which then crashed and I slung it in annoyance, I realized that I hadn't made a backup, I'd just moved them. originals were dig out of boxes, lofts etc but there were some total losses...

1) What method of backing up do you recommend. I think I would like to keep my macbook pros hard drive clear of clutter which these images will quickly become. I shoot many images, make edits and then they are printed/posted, never to be looked at again but copies are needed just in case. I also want to keep family photos very safe. Id like to keep all versions of software PS 2-3 etc as a backup but as I use CS5, all old applications can be removed.

2) Until I find the answer to the above question I have purchased a WD passport studio 640GB HD and used timemachine to back everything up.
Can I partition the drive after a complete timemachine backup so I can use it like a normal HD in order to easily transfer files from my home to office mac without the need to carry the lappy.

When it comes to backing up / hard drives etc, I am totally clueless. The issues I have with time capsule are: price, why do I need it to be a wifi base; is not RAID 1 (is RAID 1 really 2x secure, power surge etc)

Many thanks
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« A Hard drive for sharing PC and Mac | Time Machine hangs »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
recover data from ext HD formatted by time machine? graysea Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 06-03-2010 10:21 PM
Backing up stored file on the Time Capsule Iceman692 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 5 06-01-2010 01:31 AM
Help, Time Machine didn't restore all users BrentRS1985 OS X - Operating System 0 05-25-2010 12:24 AM
Time Machine Not Backing Up motomike27 OS X - Apps and Games 3 04-03-2009 11:29 AM
Backing up - time machine versus third party software? Narcosnthesis OS X - Apps and Games 2 01-06-2009 02:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?