Archive for March 3rd, 2015

by Tom Nelson

You have probably heard the admonition to back up your startup disk before performing any system updates. That’s an excellent idea, and something that I recommend often, but you may wonder just how to go about it.


The answer is: Any way you want, as long as you get it done. This guide will show you one of the many methods available for backing up a startup disk.

I’ll use OS X’s Disk Utility to perform the backup. It has two features that make it a good candidate for backing up a startup disk. First, it can produce a backup that is bootable, so you can use it as a startup disk in an emergency. And second, it’s free. You already have it, because it’s included with OS X.

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