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    Jun 18, 2012
    How to Backup Without Time Machine?
    Hi all after some advice and help please,

    So I am trying to get all my data off my macbook, as I am moving to a new one. Now I have tried to use time machine to my NAS and it just corrupts or fails everytime. Im at the end of my tether having spent 3 days trying to backup.

    My question is what is my best course of action to ensure no lose of information? I am happy to manually restore items/data on the new Mac if i know where it is?

    Should I use bootcamp and just copy the macintosh hardrive to the NAS?
    Should I use Lion and just copy the macintosh hardrive to the NAS?
    Should I some how clone the drive to the NAS???????
    Should I take another course of action?

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    You can clone the hard drive using Superduper

    And that will be useable by migration assistant when you hook up a new mac
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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Depends on what disk format the NAS is formatted in. If it's Mac formatted than SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner should work great.

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