How to Back Up iMac Files on a Network

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    • 1). Obtain an OS X file backup program such as SuperDuper! or Synk Backup and install it on your iMac.

    • 2). Mount the network volume where you wish to back up your files in the Finder. In the Go menu, select "Network" and click on the appropriate network volume. Enter a user name and password if necessary. The volume will appear in the menu on the left-hand side of the Finder window.

    • 3). Open the file backup program by double-clicking on the icon in the Applications folder.

    • 4). Select the volume that contains the files you want to back up from the pull-down menu labeled "Copy." In the "To" pull-down menu, select "Disk Image." Enter the name you would like to give for the disk image of your backup. Press the arrow at the right side of the "Save As" bar. Locate the network volume where you want to save the file backup and select it. Press the "Save" button.

    • 5). Choose the type of backup you want to make from the "Using" pull down menu. For a complete backup, choose "Backup-All Files." Press "Copy Now" to begin backing up your files on the network. If you are backing up a large hard drive for the first time, you may want to press the "Schedule" button to set a time when the computer won't be in use for the backup to occur.

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