Are you backed up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kamera RAWr, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

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    Well, are you? :D For many of us in the US, Leopard will be arriving today. Is everyone backed up and ready? Just in case, you know ;)
     
  2. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Mine should be here in a few hours. I am backed up and will be doing a clean install.
     
  3. seh80 macrumors 6502

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    I'm skipping sleep tonight to finish it up. That is so lame, but I want to play as soon as it gets here!
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Doubly so.

    And, new 7200 200GB for the MBP. :)

    (One backup before touching old drive, then the clone to new drive. OWC case for the old 160 arriving today, too.)
     
  5. Kamera RAWr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is such a newb question, but this is my first OS upgrade... whats the best way to copy all my files to my external HD, just in case anything should happen? :eek:
     
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Copy and Paste. All these backup tools are worthless, really.
     
  7. Kamera RAWr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I just hate the idea of something going terribly wrong in the upgrade process and me losing all my video, pictures and music :eek:
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Always possible. Worth backing up all of that stuff. I certainly have.
     
  9. blackscooby macrumors 6502

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    Super Duper'd to my external drive, plus FTP of a SuperDuper image to another box.. hopefully that will surfice :p

    Haven't decided on the upgrade or reformat approach yet. I'd rather not reformat as it contains all my website and the ssh settings that I cannot remember how to set up !
     
  10. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    DiskUtility works perfectly well and creates bootable backups (running it while booted from other than the source drive and using block copy). Copy and paste of user data is fine, but not very good for the rest.

    I guess I'm agreeing on the tools (3rd party) - haven't used CCC for many years now (after some frustrating failures). I hear SuperDuper is ok, but I don't see the advantage of either over using DiskUtility (or command line ASR) for cloning.
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'll leave my computer backing up while i'm in line at the apple store tonight
     
  12. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    My computer is mostly new, so I backed up all I needed (about just the Aperture Library).
     

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