Sold Computer, Need to Backup Data

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

  1. jmk macrumors newbie

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    Jan 15, 2005
    #1
    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

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    Oct 21, 2004
    #2
    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

    evil_santa

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    London, England
    #3
    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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