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Old 03-20-2008, 01:32 PM
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G3 backup for Macbook User files

I recently replaced the HD on a g3 slot loading imac and partitioned the drive to use it for cloning the g3 and storage for a new macbook.

I want to back up the user folder of the macbook. Are there any issues in doing this since the g3 is Apple partition mapped and the macbook is GUID? I am not interested in cloning the macbook here just backing up the user folder.

Would I be able to replace files on the macbook with files from the g3?

I was going to do this with the g3 in target disc mode.

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Old 03-20-2008, 02:38 PM
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No real issues copying the user folder, no. Not quite sure what you mean by "replace files on the MacBook..." -- could you explain?

You might be better off with a real external drive, which is in a cooler, less fragile environment...
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:14 PM
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First, I have the Macbook and g3 cloned elsewhere on an external drive. There is no risk to me if anything happens to either of these macs as a result of me just tinkering.

That said, if I have files on the g3 (from the macbook user folder) that I might want to replace on the macbook, like documents, itunes music files, photos... would I be able to drag them over to the macbook and simply replace those files on the macbook or add files from the g3 macbook partition to the macbook if I wanted.

On the g3 I am specifically using a partition that is entirely the user folder of the macbook. Might have an older Excel document on the g3 that I would want to substitute for the same named file on the macbook that is a newer file.
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I don't see why not, though I don't know if both partitions will be available in Target mode.
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