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CASE STUDY: Upgrading My Data Management and Backup System

What can you do when your data management and backup systems are not as efficient and effective as you would like them to be? Below is a recap of proactive steps that I took to address this problem.

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Upgrading to Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

Using prior experience as a guide, I figured that that at least one program or hardware device would stop working if I upgraded my Mac operating system to Yosemite 10.10. Consequently, I didn’t instantly switch from Mavericks 10.9 right when Apple released its latest OS. I was proven correct in my prognosis, as a couple of favored applications ceased to work after I completed the system upgrade.

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Moving the home folder off the boot drive

I recently had the opportunity to configure a new iMac running Lion that contained both a solid state drive (SSD) and a conventional 1 TB hard drive. My client was told by an Apple Store representative that he could reconfigure his new iMac in such a way that his applications and operating system could reside on the SSD while he could move his home folder to the hard drive. Not being the technical type, he hired me to do the job.

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