Hi, I am about to install OS X 10.3 on my powerbook. But before that, I need to backup my harddrive onto DVD-R disks in case something goes wrong in the process. Does anyone know a good backup solution for Mac OS X? I want a solution that allows easy retrieval of any individual files from the backup disks. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated! cheers Michael
I asked this very question of a long-time Mac user and he swears by Retrospect. I haven't used it so I can't vouch for it myself. Since I don't have a better solution, my current plan is to burn my Applications, Library and User folders to DVD-R, and the use the Install and Archive method to install Panther. I've been updating this machine since 10.0 so I think it's time for a fresh install. bear p.s. I've already installed Panther on my iBook which really didn't have anything to worry about keeping, and it went flawlessly. [ October 27, 2003: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
I just made the upgrade and backed up my data to my iPod.
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iPod for backup data is a good idea. I will do that for my movie projects. Retrospect seems to be a good solution but the Express version does not seem to be available anymore. The Desktop version costs $100. I do not know whether I can justify the cost. Maybe I should pay for retrospect -- that will give me incentives to backup more often.