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    How to back up my new iMac ?
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    How to back up my new iMac ?
    This thread title should more correctly be 'How to restore data to my new iMac'

    The new machine is arriving later this week. Here's the spec.

    27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

    Hardware:
    3.0GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
    8GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
    1TB SSD storage
    Radeon Pro 570X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
    Magic Mouse 2
    Magic Keyboard - British
    Accessory Kit

    Software:
    Pages, Numbers, Keynote
    Photos, iMovie, GarageBand
    macOS

    The data from my previous Mac mini (don't ask...) is backed up on a 3 y/o Glyph Studio 1TB external drive which uses a USB lead/plug.

    Question is, does the new iMac have a port to enable the restoration of data from the Glyph ?

    I'm nervous only because I became aware of the newer lightening connections recently and wonder if I'm going to have to get an adaptor and even if this would work.

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    How to back up my new iMac ?
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    Hi

    Your new iMac has four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2).

    This screenshot shows the available ports:

    Screenshot 2020-01-13 at 12.47.18 pm?.png

    So you can connect your Glyph via USB.

    Great machine. Enjoy!

    Ian
    Ian

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    How to back up my new iMac ?
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    Ah thanks Ian, great information. I can sleep easy for the next few days until it comes.

    I'll change my Mac Forum spec when its installed.

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    How to back up my new iMac ?
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    Hello - setup a new iMac in November - see thread below, if interested. Dave

    https://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ap...tml?highlight=
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    How to back up my new iMac ?
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    Thanks Dave; I'm hoping the set-up and restoring will happen more straight forward than the case you cite seemed to.

    I'll report back if there are any issues arising.

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    How to back up my new iMac ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davowolf View Post
    Thanks Dave; I'm hoping the set-up and restoring will happen more straight forward than the case you cite seemed to.

    I'll report back if there are any issues arising.
    Well, no 'major' issues - suspect since Catalina had just been released, my new iMac was 'in the box' w/ Mojave, the macOS upgrade went fine - suspect that yours will come w/ Catalina. The only other issue was w/ our 'finance app' which I sorted out w/ some help from their support - she is on her 3rd month w/ the new computer and not having any problems. Good luck - Dave
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