Sold Computer, Need to Backup Data

jmk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 15, 2005
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I sold my system and need to back everything up. What do I need to do?

Can I just back up everything in my home directory?

My main concerns are my iTunes files and my pictures.
 

ollie

macrumors member
Oct 21, 2004
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prety much. might want to back up your application folder as well
theres a program "carbon copy cloner" or something
that might be of use to you. ( i havnt used it )
 

evil_santa

macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2003
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London, England
if you have a firewire drive you can clone your boot disk using Carbon Copy Cloner if not you will need to burn your user directory to DVD-rom / CD.
I would recommend that you do regular backup to a FW disk & burn stuff to DVD-rom as you go, If you have a disk fail you will lose the lot.!
Also you might want to do a clean install of osx & do a zero all data format, this will get rid of any personal stuff you might not want the person buying your machine to find.
 
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