Glenn Fleishman writes for Macworld, “Thomas Staton asks about backup strategies: ‘Since I have two backup drives, should I use Time Machine on both, or use cloning hardware on one and Time Machine on the other?'”
“I’m a great fan of belt, suspenders, duct tape, and a spare belt,” Fleishman writes. “Time Machine and clones have different purposes, though you can use them to the same end in the right case. If you have a non-recoverable drive failure, you can either use a clone or a Time Machine drive to restore to the last backed-up point.”
“I like the flexibility of a clone because Time Machine can be fussy and sometimes restores will fail for no diagnosable reason. I prefer using Time Machine to restore older file versions, and clones to restore entire drives,” Fleishman writes. “I also recommend having some form of hosted online backup, so that in the event of total destruction of your equipment, your files still live on in the ether.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Backup, backup, backup, and then backup again!