Backup hard drive-no backup disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dbpromo, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. dbpromo macrumors newbie


    Apr 8, 2006
    Bought my mom an older imac. Has some cool software and OSX 10.3.9. No back up disc for operating system or software. I want to make a backup disc(s) for everything. Have a iomega cd-rw 52x32x52 usb. May be getting a firewire. Also she does not care for the software and I want to put on a Mac mini I will be getting. If anyone can help.


    Her mac:
    imac 400 MHz PowerPC G3
    256 MB SDRAM
    OS X 10.3.9
  2. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

    elisha cuthbert

    Feb 25, 2006
    For the Backup

    I would use Carbon Clone Copyer i got it recomended to me a while ago and I made a clone of the disk on my ibook to use on an imac that wasn't working
    but I am not sure of the website, so search or something for a download link
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm a little confused. What exactly do you want to do?

    Are you asking for External HDD recommendations, software, how to's...?
  4. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    If you get an INTEL MINI then you wont be able to CLONE From the PPC iMac to an INTEL mini. If you get an older G4 Mini you can do this:

    Carbon Copy Cloner is some software that will Clone one computer to another thats Plugged into it...
    You would install Carbon Copy on the Imac, then when you get the Mini, plug it into the imac with a Firewire cable and start the MINI in Target Disk Mode. (Hold down T @ startup)
    It will show up on the Imac just like an External Drive would... you then run Carbon Copy and it will Duplicate itself to the G4 Mini.
    This will erase everything on the Mini tho so be aware of that.

    Otherwise just a Plain External HD backup might do the trick... You might not be able to run the Software on another computer but you can try.
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Do you have Toast? It'll let you make backups of the disks with one click. Failing that, you can create images of the disks using Disk Utility, then record them onto blanks.
  6. dbpromo thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 8, 2006

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