Backing up external drive

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  1. Eric_L

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    I have an iMac and a network drive. I've been using the network drive to store my music library so that my other network computers can access it also.

    I recently bought a RAID external drive (not networked) for my iMac both to store my massive movie files from my Sony HD Camera as well as to backup my iMac.

    I would also like to have a backup of my music files. Is there an easy way to get time machine to backup not only my on-board hard drive but also the networked drive?

    If not - does anyone have any recommendations?

    -and yes - I've decided to take the plunge and start working on learning more about my iMac. I'm also researching networking (I found a few forums dedicated to it) and getting my three OS systems to freely share files.

    (I still think there is money to be made if a coder could make an app that could simplify this across various platforms)
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    I'd use Carbon Copy Cloner and set it up to do a backup of whatever you wanted late at night...
     
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    Time Machine will only back up your boot drive...not the networked drive. As Sam mentioned, download a free copy (but donations accepted) of Carbon Copy Cloner from bombich.com. It will let you easily back up that network drive.
     
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    Maybe but I think networked drives are a totally seperate category.
     

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