Erika wrote:My experience of Apple's system updates is very positive, but I always take precautionary measures to avoid the possibility of disaster. I wait at least a week to read the experiences of early adopters. Other safety measures include:
Just received notification that Snow Leopard is out on Friday.
This will be my first mac OS upgrade and I am wondering what is involved? Do I order it, or wait a month or more? Any tips?
Will I have to upgrade other software?
The nice thing about a clone with a previous system is that you can choose from which installation to boot from. Even with the point updates I always clone my HD before updating just in case.thx Eduardo / All & Erika !! im going that route now.....the speed offered by snow is too luring
ejrolon wrote:The advantages of using Time Machine (built into Leopard) are:
The nice thing about a clone with a previous system is that you can choose from which installation to boot from. Even with the point updates I always clone my HD before updating just in case.
ejrolon wrote:That's definitely best practice (if you add off-site copies to prevent total loss in the event of a serious fire). My comments were aimed more at people who aren't backing up regularly. There are many who just haven't got around to it simply because it seems too daunting, and Time Machine is a perfect way for them to start.
I use both, Time Machine for constant backups + version control and Superduper once a week to clone the HD.