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nando2323

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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...)
 

Trepex

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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...)
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?
 
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nando2323

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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?
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.
 
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Trepex

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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.
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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