How do I backup files for re-install?

Hi. Installing new HD and upgrading to Leopard for iPhone service. What would be the best way to save and prepare my files on my external hard drive, so i can just tranfer them over to the new system? Would there be possible issues do to change of operating systems? Thanks. Mike

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Take a look at this blog for more tutorials about data backup.

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With system 10.5 a program called Time Machine is included. I've used it for restoring backed up hard drives several times and had great success.

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I know that I can use Time machine for the re-install, but what should I use for the copy: Disc Utility? Some other duplicating or cloning program? Thanks for your response. Mike

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Upgrade the system first. Hook up your external drive and use Disk Utilities to format it. Ue SuperDuper to clone the drive: http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/S...

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