Backing up Data

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

  1. MrRules macrumors newbie

    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!

  2. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    If your running leopard, use time machine. This will backup your entire machine.


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

    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


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    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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