I want to get off an older Mac OS X system permanently.
It is an iBook G3, so that has two important characteristics:
- Power PC, not Intel based.
- Runs only Tiger, not Leopard.
This means, as far as I can tell:
Cannot run Time Machine directly.
Here's the approach I have been contemplating:
Mount the drive in Firewire mode. Back up the drive as a external drive to the Time Machine volume. Disconnect the drive (permanently).
However, I'm concerned that this drive will eventually age out, when the Time Machine volume fills up, and the old-system-as-external-drive is gone.
Would it be better to do a single backup with another utility, to shared disk?