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    How to back up my system?

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    How to back up my system?
    Hey! I'm new here
    I own a white Mac Book and I use it for editing in FCP. Now I bought a WD Scorpio Black drive and I want to replace the stock drive, then I'll add more RAM.

    Well, how Can I back up my system? I tried using Time Machine with my 1T external drive and it didn't work. I can't make a fresh install because I can't loose my FCP install, I have an Academic license (I'm a film student)

    Thanks!!!

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    How to back up my system?
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    How to back up my system?
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    Use SuperDuper to clone your drive to the external (the external will either need to be clean or you'll need to create a partition on it that is equal to or greater than the size of your internal drive).

    When finished, install the new drive. Boot your system from the external by holding the Option key down immediately after you've turn the machine on and then selecting the backup partition/drive.

    Once the machine boots, use Disk Utility to Erase the internal drive. Then open SuperDuper and backup the external to the internal. Then you're done!
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    How to back up my system?

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    Thanks!!

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    How to back up my system?
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    Hi all. I need to make a full clone of my hard drive so i can send my computer in for repairs, again. Is there a FREE app I can use?
    Chris K.

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    How to back up my system?
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    superduper will clone ... for free..


    it's the incremental backups you have to pay for.
    mike
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    How to back up my system?
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    Oh, because there was a link to "buy", so I presumed that the download was a limited demo. I'll give it a try. Thanks!
    Chris K.

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