What is the best way to backup a Powerbook G4 laptop?
Posted on 2004-04-28
I am a member of a brand new church. They do live productions/shows. They use a Powerbook G4 laptop with the X OS to handle the multimedia aspects of the shows. The G4 is just loaded with critical data and programs - if they lost them it would be a disaster. I told the church that they need to backup this system "yesterday" and that I would look into the best way to do this for them.
I have never used a Mac but am a windows OS expert. The G4 has a 60GB hard disk, but only 9GB are being used at the moment. The G4 comes with a DVD drive that is also a burner - which I think is the best option for backup at this time (i.e. and not spending any more money).
Questions: If I use the DVD burner does the G4 come with any software that I can use to do the backup? I don't think I would need more than one DVD disk for just the data. If the Mac does NOT come with software to do this, what is the best/easiest software to get? And finally, can I use DVD-R 4X 4.7GB disks for the burn (which I have a ton of right now). A few details please.
Thanks In Advance!