Backup and update from Tiger to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thejollyfatman, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. thejollyfatman macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    Ok, i have an intel MacBook that i bought just before Leopard came out. Its currently running Tiger 10.4.11 and I'm thinking of upgrading it to Snow Leopard.

    Ive never had problems upgrading before, but I'd like to make a backup of it first (just in case). My other Mac has Leopard on it when i bought it so I've had Time Machine to do it all for me. However, obviously, there is no Time Machine in Tiger.

    Could i simply plug in an external HDD and have disc utility make a Disk Image of my MacBook HDD onto it to use as a backup?

    Thanks for any comments.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You could use Disk utility, or make a clone of your Mac OS X installation via CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to an external HDD.
    Or you could use Target Disk Mode and connect that MacBook to the Leopard Mac of yours and back that MB up via Time Machine.

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