Backing up iPhoto, keychain and so on...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sk3pt1c, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    i'm gonna go Leopard next weekend and i want to back up my iPhoto library and keychain most of all.
    i know that keychain can sync with .mac, but how would i get it back after i install Leopard, i just sync with .mac and it downloads the whole keychain and all is well?
    does that work the same way with contacts and ical?

    what about my Mail accounts?
    i don't really care about deleting them, since every email is still up on the server and i'd just download them again, but it'd be nice if i could have the same state come back with just a .mac sync...

    with iPhoto, do i copy the iPhoto Library thingy to my external and then put it back to the same folder under Leopard?
     
  2. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    also, i just downloaded Backup 3 from .mac

    what's the point of using that when you have Time Machine in Leopard?

    or is it just for Tiger users?
     
  3. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, so i backed up my iLife files and personal settings including keychain using Backup 3 to my external firewire drive (the one that actually works, thank you HFS+)
    Backup also backs up to .mac so i really don't see the point in using iSync anymore...
    plus with time machine in leopard, some of backup's functionality is not needed...
    from what i can see there have been some bad decisions there, as three functions overlap each other.
    time machine backs files up to a drive, backup backs files and settings up to a drive and .mac, isync backs (less) files and settings to .mac ...
    hmmm...
    either way, i hope Backup can restore my stuff properly once i'm in Leopard...
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    iSync isn't used for .Mac... hasn't been used that way for a while. It has since been more or less relegated to simply syncing data to a cell phone at this point (from what I can figure)
     
  5. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    when i say iSync i don't mean the actual app, i mean syncing with .mac :p
     

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