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Backing up data after a sibling link error


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Apparently there is a sibling link error on my primary mac os hdd which is preventing me from booting into the mac os. I tried doing disk repairs that didn't work. I got a message when trying to do the repairs to back up my data and reinstall the os.

My question is: how do I back up my data?
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Which version of OS X are you using? Time Machine is free and comes with Leopard and Snow Leopard. If you have Time Machine, the backup is made onto an external drive. If you're using a version of OS X previous to Leopard you can use something like SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to backup to an external hard drive.

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I'm using 10.6.2. My initial thoughts were to use time machine to back it up but I'm not sure how to get to it. Like I said before, I can't boot into os x because of this error. Is there a way run time machine from the startup disk?
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