How to backup data

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TSE, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Hey guys, I have an iMac G5 that needs servicing so we are hauling it into the Mall of America Apple Store on Sunday. We have a 500 GB external firewire harddrive that we will backup the data to. How do I go about doing this? Thanks!
     
  2. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    Can't you just drag and drop the hard drive icon to the external hard drive icon?
     
  3. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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  4. motulist macrumors 68040

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    As I understand it, dragging and dropping an entire boot drive will mostly make a copy of your drive, but not entirely. The copy won't actually be bootable. If you want to make a full copy of a boot drive, follow kfordham281's advice, use ccc or superduper.
     
  5. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks guys! God bless you and have a wonderful holiday season! Going to go Christmas shopping with my dad tomorrow at the mall afterwards!
     

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