Unrequested Advice

sparkleytone

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Oct 28, 2001
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This is just really a piece of friendly advice to those planning on transitioning to Jaguar. (everyone)

It would be very beneficial to make use of the 20MB of space and the new Backup feature/app of .Mac to prepare yourself.

I for one have backed up my Address Book, entire Mail folder, Documents, playlists, bookmarks, and app preferences. This is mainly because I plan on doing a fresh format and install, like any OS install should be done. Hopefully importing the backed up material will be relatively painless.
 

alex_ant

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Feb 5, 2002
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All up in your bidness
Speaking of fresh installs... reformatting won't be an option for me. I have like 10GB of valuable "personal" data (inside my home directory) on my drive that I will not be able to back up until I can afford an external drive. Would it be wise to delete most everything except /Users from OS 9 before installing? Or will Jaguar be smart enough to figure out what to overwrite on its own?
 

Mr. Anderson

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Nov 1, 2001
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VA
there is nothing wrong with backing up. You should do it on a regular basis - which reminds me -

thanks,

D
 

buffsldr

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May 7, 2001
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i find a second drive most helpful. copy all your critical data to the 2nd drive, fresh format the first, then reverse the process.