9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2011 10:12 AM by woodmeister50
cathy fasano Level 2 (340 points)

And not just a TimeMachine backup -- go out and buy an external hard drive (they are cheap) and use Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper to make a bootable clone of the disk.

 

(Of course if you are the sort of person who checks the discussion group before trying the update then you are likely the same sort who has already run your clone...)

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    Bump

  • dbsneddon Level 4 (1,525 points)

    Same thing happens every release... how often are you going to bump it?

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    Once is too much?

  • FP_iMacAddict! Level 2 (390 points)

    Those who know, do, and those who don't complain on Discussion boards tomorrow...

  • ssgp Level 1 (70 points)

    This deserves a special bump up. The Leopard -> Snow Leopard upgrade was pretty seamless on all my machines. Snow Leopard to Lion has been nothing but misery right from the download process, and the aborted installs leaving me with unusable machines. Had it not been for SuperDuper I'd have gone postal.

     

    Make a bootable backup of your drive, all of you.

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    FP_iMacAddict! wrote:

     

    Those who know, do, and those who don't complain on Discussion boards tomorrow...

    I'd post it as a sticky if I could.

  • hammer58 Level 1 (0 points)

    cathy fasano wrote:

     

    And not just a TimeMachine backup -- go out and buy an external hard drive (they are cheap) and use Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper to make a bootable clone of the disk.

     

     

    I wish I had done a backup other than TM.  Lion is working perfectly on my MBP (2010) except it will not recognize my TM backup on a WD MyBookWorld external drive any longer.  I posted elsewhere and had a response that said that Western Digital is aware of the problem and is working on a work around.

     

    Does anyone here know of a fix for this?

  • cathy fasano Level 2 (340 points)

    bumpety-bump-bump

  • woodmeister50 Level 5 (5,170 points)

    Periodic clones and data backup just make good sense

    PERIOD.   Whether you update and OS or not, because as

    the saying goes "fecal matter will make its presence known

    at most inopportune times".

     

    I personally update my clones monthly or anytime before

    an OS update or application update that spreads it's install

    all over creation.  I don't worry about those that just reside

    in app folder and create a pref file.  Those are easy to get

    rid of and replace.  I also have USB sticks to back up

    current document directories on a daily basis.