Mac Backup – Part 2: Backup & Recovery (Intel Mac)

This was written for Intel Mac… it may not work on PPC Mac.

This guide continues where I left off in part 1. This post covers backup and recovery of your Mac using SuperDuper!

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any lost files, damaged hardware, or any other damage resulting from the use of this tutorial; back up any important files just in case. Use of this guide is at your own discretion.

1. Get the required items:

  • Bootable USB/FireWire hard drive you set up in part 1

2. Download the tools:

  • SuperDuper! (Basic version is free but you’ve got to pay for advanced features)

3. Using SuperDuper!:

  1. Plug in the external drive and turn it on
  2. Drag SuperDuper! from the mounted DMG to the Applications on your bootable drive
  3. Make a folder labeled Backup Images in the root of your backup drive
  4. Restart your Mac and hold the Option key and select your USB/FireWire drive
  5. Browse to the Applications folder and open SuperDuper!
  6. Select your boot drive in the Copy dropdown
  7. In the to drop down select Disk Image…
  8. Browse to the Backup Images folder you made in the root of the backup drive
  9. Type a name for the backup in the Save As: field
  10. Click the Save button
  11. Select the backup script of your choice in the using field
  12. Click the Options…button and configure any options that you prefer to set
  13. Click Copy Now
  14. Enter your admin password

If I made any mistakes please leave a comment and I will correct them. Thanks!

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