Sold Computer, Need to Backup Data


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 15, 2005
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.


macrumors member
Oct 21, 2004
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 )


macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2003
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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