Back Up OS X 10.4.11 to an External FireWire HD
Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 and later versions include the ability to create a fully bootable working copy of the currently installed operating system to an external FireWire hard drive. This process creates an exact duplicate in every manner and is current as of the time when the copy is created. This is different than the Time Machine backup introduced with Leopard. You can perform this process by using the software built into the Mac OS X 10.4.11.
1. Connect the external FireWire hard drive to the Mac.
2. Open the Disk Utility software located under the Utilities subfolder of the Applications folder.
3. Click the Mac’s internal hard drive.
4. Click the “Restore” tab.
5. Drag the partition containing the currently installed Mac OS X 10.4.11 to the “Source” box.
6. Drag the partition listed under the FireWire drive to the “Destination” box.
7. Click the “Restore” button to start the copying process. After it completes, an exact bootable duplicate of the currently installed Mac OS X 10.4.11 is created.