Best way to do a full backup and restore lateron?

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  1. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    I want to do a full backup of my mac os. So I can transfer everything back to my new mac..
    I wonder what is the best way to?
    Is time machine capable on doing this??
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    one word Time Machine.
    1. do a full backup
    2. restart into install disc1 by holding "C" on startup
    3. choose your language and then choose "Restore Backup" fom the Utilites menu
    4. choose which backup to restore
     
  3. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    SuperDuper! is another option. Without paying you can back up and clone your hard drive.
     
  4. Buttercookie macrumors member

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  5. hidehide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Time Machine backup every 1 hour in my machine, so basically i don't have to do extra step on backing up, right?
    So i just plug in the external harddisk on my new mac, after it installed leopard, I reboot and hold "C" key with install disc1 in the drive. Then i can restore everything back to my previous mac state?
    I just want to clarify everything.

    Thank you, and also to others who give me other suggestions.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ yeh those steps are right. only one full backup is required and then incremental backups happen every one hour after that when your external drive is connected.
     
  7. hidehide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks :D
     

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