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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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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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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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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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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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