Back Up

Back Up alternatives

2019 status

Family iMac has 2 WD-MyBook drives

  • one as external storage - family videos, movie files
  • one as BackUp, including the external-storage

CrashPlan for Online BackUp of the iMac

My laptop has iOmega which I back it up to weekly.

2005 notes?

I've been burned in the past, it's only a matter of time. Floppies are obsolete. What to do?

My laptop isn't huge, only total of 6Gb in 2 partitions.


  • USB interface (simpler than dealing with the extension module to hit the other ports) (hmmm, does my machine handle USB v2?)
  • can attack/unattach without restarting
  • supports copying standard files, not just closed archive format
  • software to mirror partition, plus ability to just backup a given folder


Online Storage for Back Up

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