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Backing up my hard drive

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My imac lost its video card last week and I was hit with the realization that I currently have no means of backing up my stuff. There is nothing truly vital to be lost at first glance, but I it was a wakeup call when I thought of 5000 plus pictures in my iphoto library(!), not to mention music, my running log, and so on ....<br>
There is also checkbook stuff for taxes and some stuff that Mrs hup works on for work (most of which I have backed up for her on a usb stick.)<br>
So now I'm all about finding an effective method for backing up my system. I'm thinking an external HD but really don't have a clue just what to do and how to do it.<br>
Can any of youse guys give me the skinny on backing up? Suggestions for methods, drives, etc .... ?<br><br>
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Thank you for the reply, Mark.<br><br>
My imac is a G5 1.9 running 10.4.11<br><br>
Your setup sounds like the ultimate. Truth be told though, I'm so tight I squeak. So that would make me inclined to gamble on something less expensive (and thus, less dependable).<br>
Is Leopard a huge step up from 10.4? If I'm satisfied with 10.4's performance should I upgrade anyway?<br>
Can you suggest a boring, hopefully dependable external HD that might work for what I'm trying to accomplish?<br><br>
Any opinions on <a href="" target="_blank">this</a> drive? It seems slightly more "beefy" than the pocket type drives, with it's own fan and power supply and all. Also looks like it actually comes with some nifty backup software.<br><br>
BTW Mark, I looked closer at the Time Capsule setup .... super slick! I'll need for you to talk to Mrs hup for me about it though <img alt="wink.gif" src="">)
Thanks for being so understanding and helpful, guys!<br><br>
IDE or SATA??? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="">
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