Re: Back up plan Light room and photos

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 Thank you Lea.
 I am looking at SuperDuper, and ChronoSync.

 I do have an external using Time Machine to back up the entire
computers drive.
 Once it fills up my plan is to not allow it to write over
 prior back ups - will just add another drive. I understand from you
that this will not be a bootable.

 Frankly I am scared to death to move these photos off the computer drive....
 so if there is any mental health support to do this, cheers and
hoorays - I will take it!  Ha!

- Bobbie

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Lea Murphy <lea@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When I buy a new hard drive I format it to wipe all the unnecessary stuff off that comes pre-loaded and takes up space.
> Photos can then just be dropped to it, yes.
> However, since you're on mac you might consider an inexpensive little program called SuperDuper which will do the backup automatically in whatever schedule you choose.
> Note: drag and drop won't make a bootable disc so if you want your backup disc to be bootable you must mirror or clone your main drive.
> Lea
> every minute of your time is of value to those who love you
> On Dec 27, 2011, at 2:30 PM, b b <blb820@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Have been following this discussion.
>> May have missed something - asking a question...
>> I am backing up my computers disk to an external drive.
>> Have a second drive I wish to move all the photos to, thus removing
>> them from the computer.
>> (I am aware of how this will affect back ups on the first external drive.)
>> My question is - is it really necessary to have additional software on
>> an external hard drive - can the
>> photos just be dropped on to it?
>> Many thanks for your replies!
>> - Bobbie
>> ( iMac )
>> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM,  <PhotoRoy6@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> If you duplicate your working drive on to new external drive then you will
>>> get all the files needed for Lightroom ( I'm assuming your photo only
>>> computer has everything on the C drive).
>>> In Windows XP I know you can permanently assign letters to drives except for
>>> C (and probably A and B).
>>> In Windows 7  I don't know if one can.  Windows 7 lists drives with OS on
>>> them as OS (C) and OS(F) and I have to check the size to see which one is C
>>> since one drive is 1T and the other is 2T.   What I have done on my XP
>>> computer is to create a folder that appears first on the drive that ids it
>>> e.q.   AAA 80 Gig Maxtor so I always can check what drive I'm on. When
>>> duplicating whole drives you have to create the folder each time you
>>> duplicate it.
>>> Roy

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