2054 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2010 4:24 PM by baltwo
Get a bootable, external HD (preferably FireWire, since it's 40-50% faster than USB 2 and designed for data transfers), make a bootable backup/clone before updating/upgrading, and ensure that it's bootable and works like the original. That allows you to revert to the previous good state without having to reinstall or reset anything. See these for details:
As for the apps, check out http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/leopard/topic4678.html
I'm about to upgrade from 10.3.9 to 10.5.6. I'm curious as to what the absolute best way to do it is.
You'll get various answers to that. In most cases, just install OSX. The old +Erase and Install+ and +Archive and Install+ options are gone; Install now simply replaces the old version of OSX with a new one.
Some folks insist that you should erase everything, but many others say they've upgraded many times and never erased.
I know Leopard has Time Machine, but I gather that won't backup work from one external HD to another external HD which is a function I need.
Yes, it will. Time Machine can back up FROM multiple volumes, TO a single one.