1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 25, 2012 7:35 PM by BDAqua
davidcur Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all


I have a 3 year old white macbook with the 120 GB hard drive and it is almost full.It doesnt have anything real important on it as we have 2 desktop macs.  I am going to install Snow Leopard tomorrow and do a clean install.

My question is what will be the best way to back up so that I can reinstall only certain things.Should I do a timemachine backup or use Carbon Copy Cloner.  I want to put back my programs, bookmarks, user preferences and other things. I am looking for any recommendations.


Thanks Again



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), White macbook --- lost discs
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Hi Dave,


    I'm firmly convinced a clone is the best option, & boot from it before upgrading to SL to make sure everything is as expected.


    TM is too flaky to trust, but a nice 13th option.