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I need to back up my imac running Tiger (no time machine) so that we can upgrade OS. It is set up for multiple accounts.  How do I capture all files in each account using newly purchased USB external hard drive?

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I need to back up my imac running Tiger (no time machine) so that we can upgrade OS. It is set up for multiple accounts.  How do I capture all files in each account using newly purchased USB external hard drive?  Thanks!Backup Software Recommendation

I need to back up my imac running Tiger (no time machine) so that we can upgrade OS. It is set up for multiple accounts.  How do I capture all files in each account using newly purchased USB external hard drive?  Thanks!

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Visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on backup and restore.  Also read How to Back Up and Restore Your Files.
Or you can simply use the Restore option of Disk Utility to clone the drive to the backup:
Clone using Restore Option of Disk Utility
Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
Select the destination volume from the left side list.
Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
Check the box labeled Erase destination.
Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.
Destination means the external backup drive. Source means the internal startup drive.

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