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I am trying to back up my macbook pro (late 2006 model 1,1) using an external hard drive that is 160gb and is completely free to fill up. I booted the system with the boot disc and went into the utility and created a new image. It started writing the image on the drive and stopped. I got a message saying "the file is too large to create an image" .... the file isn't even 90 gb!? I am trying to move all of my files over to my new macbook pro.... what do I do? I know a little bit about computers, but not enough to fix this. Please help!
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the cleanest way is to copy the old macbook hard drive over to external drive, using carbon
copy clone software free download from web, created one to one image, then using this external drive, find migration assistant in application folder via utility to copy your data not the
osx to your new macbook.
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