Backup before repair shipping

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BacklitFirefly, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'm about to put my 13" MBP (last late summer model) into an Apple provided box to get the trackpad repaired for that issue where the cursor starts going crazy for no apparent reason. They told me to do a complete backup first, just for safety. I'm running Lion, and I have a WD USB external drive to back it up to...but I just realized I have no idea how or what to back up.

    A colleague suggested burning an image of the whole disc and tranferring it to the external drive. How would I do that?

    Thanks!:cool:
     
  2. Maschil macrumors 6502a

    Maschil

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    Mississippi
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    use time machine and do a full back up, depending on how much data it may take along time. i did a 100gb back up and it took like 5 hours i think on my western digital.... but i am sure someone can provide you a tutorial for this... its pretty simple though, just 3 or 4 clicks and you have to wait... thats about it....
     

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