Backing up Data

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MrRules, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. MrRules macrumors newbie

    #1
    I must have a new hard drive installed and I want to save as much data as posible. I have an iMac 24" and I know it has a cd/dvd burner but I have never copied pictures, addresses, etc. by this means. How can I make copies of my personal data so I can reload it after the new hard drive is installed? Thanks in advance!

    Stu:confused:
     
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Australia (WA)
    #2
    If your running leopard, use time machine. This will backup your entire machine.

    OR

    Get a copy of carbon cloner - This will clone the contents of your drive.
     
  3. MrRules thread starter macrumors newbie

    #3
    Time Machine

    I have fooled around with Time Machine but don't see how it will save data to a CD. I don't have an extra external hard drive so I need to burn the data to a CD since there is too much data for a memory stick.
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

    jodelli

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    Windsor, ON, Canada
    #4
    I've used Target Disk Mode and OS X Disk Utility to migrate to another drive.

    The Disk Utility Restore function looks something like this:
     

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