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    Nov 14, 2009
    Backing up data after a sibling link error
    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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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    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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    Nov 14, 2009
    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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