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    be prepared upgrading to Lio
    As the Lion is not far in the bush... I am ready to upgrade my MacBook HD to 1 500GB...
    I am regularly doing TimeMachine backups , so I would like to understand the best process ( or shortest one..)

    My current installation is 10.6.8 on a 160GB HD with only 50GB left
    will it be enough to install Lion ?

    If yes , the process is simple
    1: upgrading to Lion
    2: backup w TimeMachine
    3: change the HD
    4: restore onto the new HD

    If not ( does it us shadow files...) , then how should I proceed ?

    thanks for your suggestions

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    I would look at trying to free up some space, if possible. I keep as much data on a USB drive as I can get away with.
    Make sure you do a backup before kicking off the upgrade to Lion.
    If you want to replace the HD to something larger, do it now before upgrading. Again, make sure Time Machine does a backup. Then use your OS disk to do a fresh install on the new drive, followed by restore from Time Machine.

    Hopefully someone who has actually done this can reply with any nuisances they encountered. However if you follow the prompts and read the boxes, you should be fine.
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    Question preparing upgrade to Lion...
    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    If you want to replace the HD to something larger, do it now before upgrading. Again, make sure Time Machine does a backup. Then use your OS disk to do a fresh install on the new drive, followed by restore from Time Machine.
    thanks , I have a complete backup of my 10.6.8 installation on TimeMachine
    If I install the new HD and do a fresh install from DVD ( Leopard + Snow Leopard), I'll not get the latest version on the HD ...
    How does this cope with the TimeMachine latest version on restore ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kadoudal View Post
    thanks , I have a complete backup of my 10.6.8 installation on TimeMachine
    If I install the new HD and do a fresh install from DVD ( Leopard + Snow Leopard), I'll not get the latest version on the HD ...
    How does this cope with the TimeMachine latest version on restore ?
    Towards the end of the SL install process, you will be prompted to connect your external drive and finish restoring files, preferences, etc. from your Time Machine backup. Do that. When all is done and it restarts to your new system, you'll run Software Update (upper left  dropdown). Just keep checking for updates until there are no more and you'll be current.
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    thanks a lot ... too bad !
    need to redo all upgrades .... reviewing my all life !
    thanks a lot , will do it during next we

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Towards the end of the SL install process, you will be prompted to connect your external drive and finish restoring files, preferences, etc. from your Time Machine backup. Do that. When all is done and it restarts to your new system, you'll run Software Update (upper left  dropdown). Just keep checking for updates until there are no more and you'll be current.
    What files do you need to get from the TM backup? Stuff like firewall settings, wallpaper choices, etc...?

    I too am planning on changing out my system HDD and reloading SL before upgrading to Lion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feralicious View Post
    What files do you need to get from the TM backup? Stuff like firewall settings, wallpaper choices, etc...?

    I too am planning on changing out my system HDD and reloading SL before upgrading to Lion.
    Depends on what you told T.M. to backup. It keeps a "snapshot" of your system so you can revert to the way things were or so you can retrieve a deleted file or older version of a file.
    Give this Apple Support page a read over for more detail. Apple - Support - Time Machine
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