OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – The Upgrade

As always I have three backups of critical data ( in different locations). I also make a drive copy, using SuperDuper, before I start an OS upgrade. It’s a good thing I did.

The upgrade of the iMac went smoothly.

The upgrade of the Macbook Pro did not.

Somehow the 10.6 upgrade trashed the partition on the hard drive. If I hadn’t had the hard drive copy I would have been in trouble. Instead it just took a few hours to copy all the data back over to the MBP after the 10.6 install.

ALWAYS make backups of your data. It’s not a matter of if, but when you’ll need that backup. Yes, backing up is a pain, but it’s not nearly as painful as discovering you just lost your hard drive and everything on it and don’t have a backup.

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0 Responses to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – The Upgrade

  1. Borepatch says:

    Go to adobe.com and upgrade your flash. Snow Leopard included an old (and vulnerable) version, and actually downgraded you. :-p

  2. an optimist says:

    there’s a very good chance that your hard drive was corrupt before the install, and fsck didn’t catch it before allowing you to proceed