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Hi,
I am having the white spots problem on my mac book pro. You know the one, they appear on the side of the screen, and only show up when a white or bright page/image is over them. Dark images they are not visible. (if someone knows a cure for this then great...let me know).
But i am maybe having to send the mbp into apple (it is still under warranty), however i have a lot of sensitive stuff on the computer. I work as an advertising photographer, and have e-mail messages to a lot of famous people, which i would rather not leave unattended whilst my mbp is in the menders.
What is the best way to back up all my stuff so i can wipe everything from the mbp apart from the operating system and then have it all restored to exactly as it was before it went to the menders? (i do have everything backed up already, but not in a way that can be restored exactly as is).

Help would be appreciated!
James.
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SuperDuper! will create an identical bootable backup to an external drive.

It does require it's own partition as it will erase everything on the partition that is not on your internal drive.

Fresh install on your MBP.

Get yours back from the shop, boot to the external and do a backup from it to your internal drive.

(As always, make sure you verify the backup before doing the fresh install.)

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Great, thanks for that Bobtomay, i'll have a look into Superduper.
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