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Posted 22 September 2016 - 08:02 PM

I have a dead or stuck pixels and it is going to Apple this weekend. What is the best way to back my iMac up so if they replace it I will be able to easily start over. When I called they said they may just replace it can they hook the two up and swap the data.

 

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:41 AM

Jim

 

I use a 3 TB drive and Time Machine.

 

I have recovered once from it.  Works like a dream.

 

Time Machine comes with the iMac.

 

Costco sold me the drive for $160?

 

Make sure you format the drive for MAC .... FIRST .... before you use it.

 

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:52 AM

Definitely Time Machine - I plugged my TM drive into the new iMac and it installed everything from my old Mac directly across. I simply waited for it to finish then continued working from where I had left off on the older machine - all my apps, files, preferences, bookmarks (everything) was there exactly as it should be.

All you have to do is sign into your Apple account - then - for security as it is recognised as a new machine sign into any (none Apple) email accounts and turn on KeyChain so your passwords migrate.


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:40 PM

Great I have all my externals formatted MAC so I will do a fresh clean on one of them and format MAC and use that for time machine!

 

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:08 AM

Late to the party here...

Its a good idea to always repair permissions and get caches cleaned-up before copying a drive.

I know I have mentioned this before, but Cocktail is an outstanding program to have for Mac maintenance.

It's just $19.00 for life. I have used it for as long as I have had Macs. When I had a Mac lab at school, EVERY computer had it and we ran it once a week.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:57 AM

Thanks Phil!! :)

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Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



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