TIP: Backing up user Library to disc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wrldwzrd89, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    Do NOT try and do this directly - by that I mean inserting the disc, dragging your user Library to it, and clicking Burn Disc. This will NOT work! It'll fail midway through, and you'll have wasted a disc.

    Instead of doing that, make a disk image of your Library folder using Disk Utility, then either burn the image to the disc, or burn the image's contents using Disk Utility's burn image function.

    I learned this the hard way yesterday - fortunately, it was only 1 CD-R I wasted.
     
  2. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

    Alan Taylor

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    #2
    You back up with CD's? Man, I'd sturggle to get my stuff on a DL DVD!
     

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