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I have an IMAC 2.8 GHz Intel core 2 duo. OS 10.5.8 I want to replace disk drive with a 2TB. I have an external 500 GB drive.

Should I use time machine to back up all my apps & data? After I replace disk drive, how do I boot and get my data & apps back on the new drive?

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Personally, I would use SuperDuper to clone the drive, do the replacement and then Boot from the clone and use SuperDuper again to "Unclone" back to the new drive.
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Time machine will work, but in order for the restore to see the new HD.
Boot from install discs holding C key, choose language and continue, and then go to menu bar utilities/disk utility and format the new drive as macintosh OS extended (journalled).
If the HD doesn't show up with the above step, then quit utilities, and then continue with installation of leopard, which should see the drive, and format the drive of memory.
After installation, making sure that your backup is plugged in, reboot again holding the C key, and then go to utilities in the menu bar, and select restore from time machine backup.
You're good to go.
Other option after the install is to go to migration assistant, and choose restore from time machine backup.
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Personally, I would use SuperDuper to clone the drive, do the replacement and then use SuperDuper again to "Unclone" back to the new drive.
Super Duper will be the quicker option.
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You would still have to format the drive though if you were using superduper though wouldnt you?

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Yep.... you'd have to boot from the bootable backup to format it.
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