Thread: Question about backing up
03-26-2004, 12:09 PM #1CaptainStandishGuestQuestion about backing up
I never backed up on my mac before and I'd like to back up some things such as all my preferences and bookmarks etc... and some text based work that I've done. I know you can back up files using .mac but I don't have a .mac account and don't really want to spend a hundred bucks to get one. I looked it up in help and it said to use the disc utility, but first to make the file that I want to back up an archieve. I did that and it converted it into a zip file, but then I couldn't burn it anyway.
Any type of help would be appreciated!!
03-26-2004, 12:50 PM #2ChamorroGuest
What would you like to back up to? CD/DVD, have Disk Utility create a Disk Image & burn that w/ Toast (possibly Disk Copy if you have an internal burner).
If you use an HD to back up, download Carbon Copy Cloner...it'll copy all your hidden files too.
03-27-2004, 06:00 PM #3CaptainStandishGuestOriginally Posted by Chamorro
and is carbon copy cloner free, what about toast?
03-28-2004, 12:26 PM #4onestepGuestOriginally Posted by CaptainStandish
I do have the .mac, but that is because I purchased it when I got my mac a few weeks ago.
However, I feel you should also backup to cd or dvd, you never can be too safe. then you have a local copy, and one away from home, in case the house burns down or something.
03-28-2004, 12:31 PM #5ChamorroGuestOriginally Posted by CaptainStandish
04-08-2004, 05:57 PM #6flowctrlGuestOriginally Posted by CaptainStandish
For more complete, disaster-recovery type of backups, check out the dump command. This is for advanced users, preferably ones with unix experience.
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