View Full Version : Preemptive strike!

12-31-2008, 09:12 AM
I am replacing my internal HD in three days. It still works but is going. I will put Leopard back on it and then use SD to restore all else, (I hope, LOL.) or should I just use SD to put everything on it from the get-go including Leopard? I have an iMac PPC G-5 Rev A so there has been a lot of changes since I bought it (Panther, tiger, Leopard), does all this matter in the scheme of things?

SD is on an external firewire HD. I looked at pages 27 & 28 of your manuel and read your response in gordonvp's post. Is there anything else I should do in preparation or copying back to the internal HD.

I appreciate all the assistance you have given me over time.

12-31-2008, 09:29 AM
Well, generally I'd suggest a full restore. But if you want, it easy enough to put in a fresh OS. Install Leopard clean to the new drive and then, when prompted to "Copy from another Mac", point it at the backup. It'll bring in your applications and data.

12-31-2008, 11:18 AM
I think I might want a full restore then, less steps for me, Right?

Any disadvantages to this? Is there a different procedure if I start from a "blank" internal HD

12-31-2008, 11:29 AM
Since you've gone through so many updates, why not give the migration a shot as described? Can't hurt, and actually it's quite simple.

12-31-2008, 12:00 PM
I'll do it, thanks.