Backup? Before Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Starbuckpga, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Starbuckpga macrumors regular

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    Hey guys quick question. I don't have much data on my new MacBook Pro I bought two months ago. I'm ready to upgrade to Lion, but was curious if I needed to back up my data. I wasn't sure if all settings and current data will stay intact during upgrade, or when I install Lion, it wipes the drive for a clean install of Lion.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Upgrading Mac OS is one of the most painless upgrades you can do. It will automatically preserve all of your data and settings just how they were.

    However, I recommend always performing a backup of some kind before upgrading. One never knows what could go wrong...
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Another post here to hammer home the need to always have a back up, especially when doing any work on your hard drive like upgrading the OS.

    As a matter of course you should have a back up anyways but more so before touching the OS
     
  4. Starbuckpga thread starter macrumors regular

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    Both of you guys are correct and always recommended to back up your data. However the data I have installed would not mean anything if I were to lose it during the upgrade. A few pictures here and there, but still have them on the iPhone. I was just curious, but if the upgrade will keep data and settings intact, fine, if not, no big deal.

    Thanks guys!
     

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