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Firewire Target Disk

November 17th, 2007
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Mac migration update: Using the fantastic Firewire Target Disk functionality, I just finished tranferring all 40 gigs of music over to the new MacBook Pro. Now, where to back it up?

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  1. William Weedon
    November 17th, 2007 at 10:27 | #1

    Huh? Didn’t you buy an external drive to have fun with Time Machine? No need to THINK about backing up ever again. Just plug the baby in and let her rip.

  2. November 17th, 2007 at 10:48 | #2

    Bill: Yes, sir, Time Machine is awesome, truly. In fact, it saved me already. I had to have my entire office Mac’s hard drive erased in order to install Leopard. Then, after that was over, and everything was kindly restored, like a mirror image to it, by our great support team, I stupidly tinkered with the permissions on my hard drive and … yup, lost it. But…not before I had done a complete Time Machine back up t my external 500 gig hard disk. After they got the permission thing fixed, I simply restored the hard drive. Perfecto! The situation at home today is that I needed to move my iTune music off my old laptop on to my new laptop, and the “Target Disk” function did the trick there. I need to get my external hard disk here at home connected to the new laoptop and do a complete system backup to it.
    Monte: Yes, that is a cool utility/trick that I found a month or so ago when I was desperate to do anything to free up space on my laptop’s hard drive. Glad you liked it. You can do the same thing by removing any printer driver you think you will never need.

  3. the other David
    November 18th, 2007 at 06:15 | #3

    I haven’t upgraded to Leopard yet so I’m not sure about how time machine works but don’t you still need to back up your music to something separate? I’ve noticed several glitches in itunes 7.5 which were bad enough to make me revert to 7.4.2:
    #1. When I launch itunes I would get the spinning beach ball of death for about 90 seconds before the program becomes functional.
    #2. If you want to import a CD at a fixed (CBR i.e. constant bit rate) like 320 or 128 AAC you can’t do it. It will only do VBR (variable bit rate) which means that even though you select a constant bit rate of 320 your files will still vary from that bit rate.

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