help! ibook g4 hd is about to crash and i need to back up?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by marmar22, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. marmar22 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    hi all- i'm not the most tech savvy and need to back up my entire hard drive onto my external hard drive. what is the best way to do that? i have a ibook g4 with os 10.4.9. i just wondered if there was an easier way to back up than creating files. i mainly have photos, documents, and music.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I'd suggest using Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your main drive onto the external. That way, when you get set up with your new drive, you can simply restore your old system and you're good to go.
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    another vote for carbon copy cloner. Works very well. I use it in my work shop at work to clone macs for customers. Hasn't let me down yet

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