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My Mac's Disk Utility is telling me that my Mac is corrupted and that I should back it up and restart it with Mac OS X Install Disc 1. I only have Install Disc 2, and I can't find a good, reliable, convenient, and (most importantly of all) free online backup. Can anyone offer either one of those (or both)?
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Which Mac do you have? Year, model? And version of OS X?

If the Mac is still able to boot and you're running either Leopard or Snow Leopard, use Time Machine to backup to an external hard drive. If you're running an earlier version of OS X, download Carbon Copy Cloner and use it to backup to an external hard drive.
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backup to an external hard drive.
I can't afford an external hard drive. Is there any free online solution?
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Free, not that I can find.... you could use carbonite at 50.00 a year, I think that is as close to free as you'll get.
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Looks like you are in the market for a full retail install DVD of whatever OS you are using, which we still do not know, nor the specs of your machine. If it is an Intel, might be worth buying Snow Leopard and then Lion next month.

With no disc no joy and no downloads. Some Apple Hardware Test programs are available for download, mostly for older machines, but without knowing about your Mac.................

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I don't believe that Carbonite would restore a complete operating system (although I am more familiar with backups for Windows than Macs). You would have to have a bootable OS, then you could restore key files with settings and data from a Carbonite backup.
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