Unrequested Advice

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by sparkleytone, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

    sparkleytone

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    #1
    This is just really a piece of friendly advice to those planning on transitioning to Jaguar. (everyone)

    It would be very beneficial to make use of the 20MB of space and the new Backup feature/app of .Mac to prepare yourself.

    I for one have backed up my Address Book, entire Mail folder, Documents, playlists, bookmarks, and app preferences. This is mainly because I plan on doing a fresh format and install, like any OS install should be done. Hopefully importing the backed up material will be relatively painless.
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Speaking of fresh installs... reformatting won't be an option for me. I have like 10GB of valuable "personal" data (inside my home directory) on my drive that I will not be able to back up until I can afford an external drive. Would it be wise to delete most everything except /Users from OS 9 before installing? Or will Jaguar be smart enough to figure out what to overwrite on its own?
     
  3. Beej macrumors 68020

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  4. Dr_Floyd macrumors member

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    #4
    it goes a great job of updating you wont need to back up
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    #5
    there is nothing wrong with backing up. You should do it on a regular basis - which reminds me -

    thanks,

    D
     
  6. buffsldr macrumors 6502a

    buffsldr

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    i find a second drive most helpful. copy all your critical data to the 2nd drive, fresh format the first, then reverse the process.
     

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