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Manually backup and restore a User Home Folder
Authored by: afingal on Apr 05, '11 12:45:17PM

There's Time Machine and also the Migration Assistant. Most of the time, if there is storage available, I would want to back up the entire disk, probably as a disk image, using Super Duper, CCC, Disk Utility or ddrescue if things are really bad. Then you can install a new system, run Migration Assistant and select as many user accounts as you want to move from the backup to the new system.



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Manually backup and restore a User Home Folder
Authored by: Aaron Wyatt on Apr 05, '11 01:58:17PM

Definitely true that Time Machine or other utilities will give you a more complete backup of the entire system. This process was designed as a quick and easy solution for moving user accounts between machines without migrating all data. It's easy to demonstrate and doesn't require much technical skill.



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