how do i make backup dvds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kreganmusic, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. kreganmusic macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone

    I had posted last night about my comp freezing on the apple screen. I contacted apple today and they had told me about booting with the startup disc. There's still a problem when I try to start without it but luckily I can see all my files are still there. My question is how can I create backup dvds to backup all my important files so I can then reformat the computer? Any advice would be great! Thanks guys
     
  2. kreganmusic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    Just realized I forgot to mention my comp is a Powerbook G4 running Mac OSX.
     
  3. KwanMan macrumors regular

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    open dvd burning app, choose files to burn, burn
     
  4. kreganmusic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey

    Thanks for the quick response :) however, there is no dvd burner program option since I am booting thru the OSX disc. Is there anyway to burn the files thru the startup disc? Just to back them up so I can reformat without the fear of losing everything?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you access to another Mac with Firewire or even a Windows PC with Firewire? Then Target Disk Mode can help.
     
  6. kreganmusic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey

    Thanks again for the reply man. I do have access to a Windows PC. I actually tried to Firewire it today but forgot to press the T key to transfer it *D'oh!* I will have to try that tomorrow when I have access to it again. Thanks for the advice dude. Have a great day
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I believe target disk mode only works between two macs.

    You could get an external hard drive and copy files over, no?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    As TDM makes the Mac started in TDM behave like an external HDD, it can be read via Windows, but in order to be able to read the HFS+ format, one needs MacDrive. The 7 day trial lets one do this.
     

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