I'm quite inexperienced with OS X, despite being a fairly competent Windows techie, so I definitely need some help with this ancient family computer.
It's an old Mac Mini, has a lot of photos, music, etc., but it's gotten so unbelievably slow over the years that my gut is telling me a complete wipe would be the smartest solution.
Processor 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo Memory 512 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
I have a terabyte-sized FAT32 partition on this USB external hard drive, and what I want to do is back up the entire disk so I can wipe the drive and install (preferably) a more recent edition of OS X.
Disk space isn't an issue; all I need is that files can be plucked from the backup later as necessary without restoring the entire thing.
The last time I tried to make a backup with just the command line it managed to start recursively copying the backup into itself, so I really am hopeless doing this alone.
Can anyone help me out?