.mac backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nando2323, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    If I use the .mac backup utility 3.0 to backup my home directory to an external HD (pictures, movies, music, etc...). Is that all that I need to restore my files to Leopard when I do a Erase install? I use all the iLife08 stuff in default (iTunes, iPhoto, iWeb, iMovie, etc...)
     
  2. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Yup but is there is a reason you don't want to do Archive&Install instead? You get the benefits of a clean system install + it can just automatically save your home folder and bring it back to the new install. Are you short on disk space?
     
  3. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No I am not short on disk I just thought I would backup first then restore. I am new to this OS X upgrade business.
     
  4. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha. I think the backup idea is a good one, but during the upgrade, try the Archive & Install or Upgrade first and see if everything goes well - if so, you won't need to restore anything.
     

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