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Feb 18, 2013 4:52 PM

Hi,

 

I am helping a friend upgrade to Lion, she has a 20" aluimun imac. I have upgraded her 13" macbook already

Our concern is that she not lose nay of her ical info as it go way back and into the future as she is taking care of her aging mother.

Past and presant appoints work schedules etc. He goal is to get her 4s iphone anf macbook and ipad to all talk nice and share this info

over icloud.  She has a 2tb time capsule doing time machine.

 

My question is there anything we need to do before I update the imac to insure that this ical does not lose this info when it connects

to icloud or get over written by what is there now.

 

Thanks for all ithe help.

 

Martin

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to upctry2)

    First make sure you have a good backup copy of all of the data incase things go wrong.

     

    Upgrading to Lion should not have an impact on iCal information, it should be preserved.  But with a backup you can always restore if there is a problem.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 5:08 PM (in response to upctry2)

    I use exernal drives on all of my computers and use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable copy of the inernal hard drive so if the drive ever fails I can boot from the external drive and keep running.

     

    I bought all of my drives from OWC, their Mercury Elite Pro 2 TB drives.  Then partitioned the drives into two partitions (Disk Utility does that very easily) and point Time Machine to one partition and cloned a the internal to the other partition.  That gives a lot of extra protection.

     

    You can control what is synced in iCloud...if she doesn't want a particular calendar synced, from the iCloud control window turn Calendar off and it won't sync.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 5:14 PM (in response to upctry2)

    You're welcome Martin...have a great night and good luck on Wednesday...post any questions you might have...if you haven't partitioned a drive and want info, just ask.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 5:38 PM (in response to upctry2)

    Haven't used that particular model, but I do trust their products.  CCC is a great piece of software and gives reassurance with a bootup option.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,100 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 5:54 PM (in response to upctry2)

    Just a caution: if you put both your back ups on the same hard drive, then you will lose both if/when there is a problem with the drive. I prefer 1 TB size drives (putting different backups on different drives) and rather have two of those than 1 @ 2 TB.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,100 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 6:17 PM (in response to upctry2)

    Great - since a clone does not need to be as large as a Time Machine disk, you could partition that one to accommodate both a clone and some other files such as drag & drop extra copies or libraries of your iTunes, iPhoto, etc applications.

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