5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2010 12:38 PM by rkaufmann87
Brad Kyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My current OS is Tiger and I bought the Mac Box Set to upgrade to Snow Leopard. But before I do that I want to back up my current data, so I bought a 1TB WD My Book Essential external HD. I have partitioned it for Mac OS and now am trying to figure out how to do a backup. The drive comes with its own software called WD SmartWare which includes a backup utility but I wanted to ask if there is something already on my iMac that I should be using instead.
The idea is make an image of my current hard drive just in case something goes wrong with the OS upgrade so that I do not lose my data, pictures etc.
In reading the WD SmartWare docs, it does a "continuous" update / backup when files are added/modified, etc. but really I just want a snapshot to set aside.
thanks in advance,
Brad.

iMac 20-inch 2GHz Dual Core, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Mac OS X Tiger, iPhone 3G, iPod 5th Gen, iPhone 3GS