help backing up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jnguyen4, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. jnguyen4 macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    Hey guys im running a regular Macbook with Tiger still installed. Going to upgrade to leopard soon.. Anyways.. i was going to backup my system before i upgrade. I have SuperDuper. Well... i tried backing up my entire disk but after about half an hour, it said that it failed. Any suggestions as to why? Thanx
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Could be a lot of reasons actually... corrupt files, bad sectors on the disk, etc.

    I prefer Carbon Copy Cloner, and you might go to VersionTracker to get it and see if you have any better luck

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Run repair on your disk, more than likely you have some bad sectors, files, etc. SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner both will fail if there are disk errors.

  4. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    i tried to repair.. but the button is not clickable.. someone said this is because i can't repair while i boot using the drive? if this is so then how do i repair it?

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