Backing up my MacBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by elcid, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. elcid macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2007

    I am a recent convert and am still entrenched in what I guess you would call "lower level" PC mindsets. I want to put BootCamp on my computer, but before doing that I want to wipe the machine and start all over with a customized, most likely water-down, reinstall of OSX. Granted I have only had the machine 2 months, but it is something I want to do before putting Windows on it.

    If you were in my shoes, what would you back up? Documents, photos, music are musts, but is it really nessecary for me to use SuperDuper to take the entire conents of my machine?

    I guess I am asking what everyone would backup if you wanted a clean slate without taking ALL the time in restoring from scratch.
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    backing up with super duper only takes a couple (maybe three) hours. you could hand pick files and drag them over to an external drive, but you risk forgetting a file or two you wanted backed up but didn't. i say you invest the time to back up everything. at the very least, back up your home folder.
  3. elcid thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2007
    Let me clairfy my point in that I want to backup all the good stuff, but I am afraid im just brining a lot of crap over too if i back up my whole hard drive.
  4. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    How about doing both??

    Back up the good files (docs, music, pics, etc.) and then do a complete backup....for just in case purposes.

    It's always better to be safe than sorry. I'm not sure if you can back up to DVDs with Super Duper, but you can do that and save them, just in case you forgot happened to me last time I did a complete install.

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