Forum Question: backups of hard drive

I mentioned that I use Time Machine for my backups. I have thousands of photos of my kids on the computer. What do you recommend as a third level of backup that I can store outside of my home. Should I just buy another hard drive and do a major backup and then store this offsite?

Comments: 2 Responses to “backups of hard drive”

    4/8/11 @ 6:44 am

    Yes. I would get another drive (they are so cheap nowadays) and use something like SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a “smart backup” of your Pictures folder that includes your iPhoto library. Then store it offsite.
    Alternatively, you could look into one of those online backup/storage solutions. Depends on how big your collection is. Even using iDisk or Dropbox may be a solution for some people. Just copy the library there (overnight, if you connection is slow) every once in a while.

    4/8/11 @ 9:08 am

    Thank you Gary!

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