Backup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ellie Mae, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Ellie Mae macrumors newbie

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    I am working on a Mac (OSX 10.4) that has had several users and upgrades. How do I create a backup of the entire system (not necessarily my working files)? I want a disk I can boot from and restore all the Adobe software I have installed. I often wondered about software if my Mac went to toast. I have the system disk, but how would I re-install all software. Would I just have to have current serial numbers and cds? Not all previous versions and serial numbers?

    Sorry it is a simple question, I know, but I have never had to deal with this end of the Mac before. I have always just been an operator.
     
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    buy a firewire hard drive then format it with disk utility.

    then download a program called Carbon Copy Cloner it is free.

    this is the only solutiion on g5 processors. you can use a usb hard drive with intel processors.

    --Eric
     
  3. Ellie Mae thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    Unless you have a firewire port which i don't believe was standard on g4's then the answer is no.

    you can put in a firewire pci card for $49 dollars or so.
     

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