Please help me.
You people always seem to have the answers.
I want to move most of my writing & videos (I have created) from my iMac to a separate drive.
I have a 3T MyBook that I purchased last week.
I have an iMac (March 2011), MacBookPro (June 2010 - Apple replace one I purchased Aug 2009) & MacBook Air (Jan 2011) Plus an iPad
I use dropbox - 50 gig - but I want stuff off my machines except when I want it there.
What is the best transfer (& backup) software for iMac, MacBookPro & MacBook Air - that is NOT TimeMachine/Time Capsule. I’ve had it with TimeMachine & Time Capsule. I’ve lost too much over the last few years --including irreplaceable photos-- because of disappearing or corrupt sparse bundles and malfunctioning time capsules. Plus failed backups. Apple replaced my Time Capsule in 2010 and I bought a new one in 2011.
Actually the first iMac I purchased @2006 had to be replaced 3 weeks after I bought it because it crashed daily.
I am magnetic – which may have something to do with it … Those of you who’ve used wind up watches will understand.
What I need at this point is some mechanism to transfer my movies & writing from my iMac & iPad to my 3T MyBook.
Right now this has priority over my writing because my husband had a major stroke last Oct- still in rehab-- & I’ve made videos of his therapy sessions – SLP,OT,PT. Plus I’ve created a Scrivener Project. I do not want to lose this! However, the movies are taking up 800+ terabytes of my iMac and I have no backup!
I want to pull most of the movies & photos & my writing projects onto my 3T MyBook.
Tried drag & drop just to free up a bit of space but evidently that was stupid because everything kept hanging up. Time Machine gets hung up in backup.
Once I do this I can get back to my novel - so close to being finished that it hurts to have it just sit there.