Backup a MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Davidharry, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Davidharry macrumors regular

    Davidharry

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    good day to all.
    I have a Mackbook Air running the latest Mojave’s os.
    Looking to make a backup of the os been thinking about making a bootable usb pendrive.
    Been looking on line for the method of achieving this challenge.First question is if I download the latest os from the App Store even though I have the latest installed,will the one from the App Store go to the download folder?
    If that’s correct I plan on using the Diskmaker software to make e bootable usb pendrive.
    Or would it be possible to get that latest Mojave’s os from another source.
    Many thanks.
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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  3. Davidharry thread starter macrumors regular

    Davidharry

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    Gee bit more to it than I was expecting.
    Many thanks will have to digest all that.

    :confused:
     
  4. Macdctr macrumors 6502a

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    David, you can use Diskmaker X to make a bootable USB thumb drive. I made mine using Diskmaker X.

    https://diskmakerx.com/8-0-1-available/

    You have to have a 16GB thumb drive as a minimum to do this and Mojave downloaded into your applications folder.
     
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