View Full Version : Simple question...but need to clarify (upgrade)

10-30-2009, 02:02 PM
I looked for this as something that been posted, so here it is:

I will be upgrading the family imac and my macbook pro to snow leapard.

I will take a SD! back up and confirm it is OK
I will then disconnect said back drive
I will then go to 10.6

If something happens, isn't the system folder on the back up based on 10.5?

If the upgrade fails, or HD.. I can't recover from the external, because the system folder is based on 10.5 and the computer is based on 10.6.

Silly question? Maybe... but was wondering

10-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Yes, the backup is a backup of 10.5, so you can start up from it (you'd then be running Leopard) and restore in full. The result would roll back your Mac to Leopard, as it was when you backed up.