Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to imac567)
If you only want to back up your home folder or items in it, you can just drag it. If you want to back up the entire Mac OS X system, you need to clone it due to overhead information.
Note that if you buy a new computer, the old system won't be able to start it up.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:29 PM (in response to Niel)
Okay, I follow you, but I should have mentioned if I ever did get a new computer it would be another g4. Probably just a faster CPU, would that still be a start up problem? Also if I clone what I have now will the 32g flash drive be enough?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to Niel)
Since I have your attention let me ask one more question if I may. I just downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner, can I go ahead and create a clone, put it in one of the partitions then later drag it to the flash? The documentation says "to any mountable drive", does that include my HD? Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to imac567)
1. Only if you're cloning to a disk image or you're cloning something that you'd normally be able to drag.