clean wipe to prepare for SL. Will I be okay with just my TimeM. backups

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davegod75, May 27, 2009.

  1. davegod75 macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    When Snow Leopard comes out I plan on doing a clean install. I have never done this with MacOSX only windows. On windows I know what to backup and which settings to copy over, etc.

    I have a drive full of Time Machines backups from 10.5.7. Will I able be able to restore all my data and settings, etc. in Snow Leopard from my 10.5.7 Time Machine backups?

    If not, what do I have to backup? Is there good guide somewhere that says what to be sure to backup/copy before a reinstall?

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You would be smart to make a bootable duplicate via CarbonCopyPlus or SuperDuper. This way if there's a problem with Time Machine data, you still have the bootable copy to get stuff from
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    A time machine backup will suffice, however you might just want to do an upgrade. OS X is much better about upgrades then Windows is...

    Wait until SL comes out, then see what the consensus is.

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