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I have a 1TB Physical external hard drive. It is mainly being used as a time machine backup for my Mac. Now that there are services such as iCloud and box.net, should I use those as backup. iCloud ids great for backing up the iPhone but what about my Mac? Should I back everything up on box.net, especially since i have 50GB available for free for registering with my iPhone?

asked Dec 10 '11 at 20:43

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I would recommend both forms. The external for quick recovery and online for natural disaster recovery.

answered Dec 10 '11 at 20:57

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One can never be too safe with important data.

(Dec 11 '11 at 20:27) Drmgiver Drmgiver's gravatar image

The best answer, I think, would be to use both plus an off-site, non-cloud backup. So you have the external drive at home, your cloud service, and an encrypted external drive at a friend's house or at work or something.

I'm not saying that I do this, just that I should.

answered Dec 11 '11 at 20:42

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