I want to start out with a pristine system, so I need to backup ALL of my data, applications, settings, etc… I ended up burning five DVDs (around 22GB of stuff). I looked through the materials on the iMac G5’s discs, and I didn’t see the extra applications (Quicken, WorldBook, Appleworks) so I backed those up too. Hopefully they will install with a simple drag and drop from my DVD.
I also copied my data to a Maxtor external firewire hard drive. I have hard rumors that some Maxtor drives don’t like Tiger, so we’ll see.