Backup vs. Disk Utility

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Backup vs. Disk Utility

HI. I have a 15" 1.33 Ghz PowerPC Powerbook with a 60 GB HD and a 60 GB external Firewire drive and I have been using Backup to backup my Home Folder, iLife etc. and it worked fine.

But I'm thinking if I get another mac and I don't have Backup I won't be able to restore everything because I need that app to do that since I used it before right?

I then erased the Firewire drive and then copied my entire hard drive using restore in Disk Utility. That worked great too.

My question is which is better? Which will be more useful if I ever decide to get a newer mac or if I have an emergency?