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Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks by Joe Kissell

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Back Up Your Disk

If you’ve read pretty much any book I’ve written about the Mac, you know I consider a solid backup plan to be essential for every Mac user. I hope you already perform backups regularly, and if you don’t, this is a perfect time to start.

Regardless of what you normally do, I want to state emphatically that you must create a bootable duplicate of your entire startup volume before upgrading to Mavericks. Even though the Mavericks installer doesn’t tell you to back up or check for a backup, this is not something you can skip if it’s inconvenient or if you’re pretty sure you won’t have problems. Creating a duplicate is a mandatory, integral part of the upgrade process. In this chapter I tell you both why and how to do this. (If ...

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