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emily
01-22-2006, 02:43 PM
Thank you very much for your quick reply to my questions on another issue this morning. I am still thinking, planning, figuring out what I want to or should do as far a a back-up strategy that I am comfortable with and will stick to.

Here is my question. I know you are (rightfully so) biased to SuperDuper but could you tell me objectively as you can, if I make a complete back-up (clone/copy) of my hard drive (on an external hard drive) using SuperDuper and regularly Smart Update it, is there any need or purpose for me to do a back-up using Retrospect Express (which I used before getting SuperDuper) or would that just be being "ultra-anal"?

I am not really interested in archiving - just want a as-current-as-I-keep-it back-up in case of disaster.

Thanks for your opinion.
Emily

dnanian
01-22-2006, 02:45 PM
If you don't need the historic rollback feature, Emily, I can't think of any reason why you'd need to do that.

Of course, as I suggest in the Introduction of the User's Guide, it's a good idea to have more than one backup (I suggest Daily, Weekly, Monthly) and it never hurts to spread those over multiple devices, so if one fails (falls off a desk or whatever), you'll have others to rely on.

Hope that helps.