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10.1 upgrade preparation System
Once I get my hands on 10.1 I want to re-install to correct some poor partitioning etc.

Does any one know how I can take applications and data across from a backup.

My main concern is to bring across my mail from

What type of preparation work would you suggest and what would be the smallest partition you recommend for 9.2 as I do not particularly need classic apps anymore.

I have a TiPB400 with 20GB HD.

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Back up your users folder
Authored by: prhone on Sep 21, '01 12:51:56PM

All you have to do is make a backup of your user(s) folder and any non default installed applications and replace when you get done configuring/upgrading. That will save all of your preferences including your mail. I recently did it and it worked great for me. Mac OS X rocks!

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backing up
Authored by: robh on Sep 22, '01 06:10:39AM
The major pitfall to avoid when making a backup is accidental loss of resource forks. Apple has a command called "ditto" that can be used to duplicate directory hierarchies. You need to use the "-rsrcFork" flag to tell it to copy resource forks too. e.g. ditto -V -rsrcFork /Users /Volumes/BackupDevice/Users -V makes it verbose so you can see what's going on. Copying /Users will backup all your old mail and more. Re: your question about a 9.2 partition. If you run this from the terminal.. df -k it'll show you how many kilobytes each of your partitions is using. If you're not using classic apps then you're likely to be using less than 1Gb of for your 9.2 partition. On my machine I see:
Filesystem    1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/disk0s9    5239680   780016  4459664    14%    /Volumes/OS9
So I'm only using about 3/4 of a gigabyte. If I were to repartition I'd probably reduce my OS9 partition from 5gb to 1gb.

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