10.3 backup questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Robofunc, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Robofunc macrumors member

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    I'm running 10.3.9 on a dual 1 gig MDD g4. I'm about to upgrade to 10.4, but I want to copy all the contents of my single internal HD to an external in case anything goes wrong with the upgrade.

    Is it just as simple as copying the files from one disk to the other, or is there a better way?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Download SuperDuper! 2.1.4 right here which will A) run on a Panther Mac and B) enable you to clone your hard-drive over to the other.

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

    With Disk Utility, make sure the external hard-drive is erased and partitioned in Apple Partition Map scheme if you want to make that external drive bootable from on a PPC Mac.
     
  3. Robofunc thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip.

    SuperDuper! won't launch for some reason, though. The ShirtPocket boards don't seem to have a thread covering this issue...

    Edit: Nevermind, I was being SuperStupid!
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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