Tiger to Leopard Upgrade: How do I backup my applications?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rightpaw, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. rightpaw macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2009
    I have been looking for advice on how to keep my Tiger applications (relatively) functional when I upgrade to Leopard. I have Carbon Copy Cloner. The question(s) is/are:

    1. If I make a selective backup, what folders other than Applications to I choose from my current Tiger HD?

    2. Once I know which Folders to backup, can I save as a dmg?

    3. If I can save as a dmg, how do I restore the Applications to the Leopard system without running into "issues."


  2. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I took a G5 iMac running 10.4.11 to 10.5.6 without losing any apps (MS Office, Symantec, Firefox), the settings or any data via a retail version of Leopard.
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Do you plan on doing a clean install of Leopard? If not, you're better off just "upgrading" to Leopard (installing over Tiger)
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    When I upgraded my iBook G4 from Tiger to Leopard I just did an 'archive and install' and the apps didn't change; I could still use the old aps with no problem.

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