Sold Computer, Need to Backup Data

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jmk, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. jmk macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2005
    I sold my system and need to back everything up. What do I need to do?

    Can I just back up everything in my home directory?

    My main concerns are my iTunes files and my pictures.
  2. ollie macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2004
    prety much. might want to back up your application folder as well
    theres a program "carbon copy cloner" or something
    that might be of use to you. ( i havnt used it )
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England
    if you have a firewire drive you can clone your boot disk using Carbon Copy Cloner if not you will need to burn your user directory to DVD-rom / CD.
    I would recommend that you do regular backup to a FW disk & burn stuff to DVD-rom as you go, If you have a disk fail you will lose the lot.!
    Also you might want to do a clean install of osx & do a zero all data format, this will get rid of any personal stuff you might not want the person buying your machine to find.

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