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Phil
How do you clone or back up your system drive before a Tiger install?
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on May 16, 2005 at 6:13:01 pm

How do you clone or back up your system drive? I would like to install Tiger by doing a complete wipe.

Can it be backed up or copied to an external drive?

Thanks

Dual 867, 2G RAM /
OS 10.3.7 / QT 6.5.2 / FCP 4.1.1


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David
Re: How do you clone or back up your system drive before a Tiger install?
on May 16, 2005 at 7:47:42 pm

http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html
http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/ccc_boot_drive.html




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Tony!
Re: How do you clone or back up your system drive before a Tiger install?
on May 16, 2005 at 9:22:49 pm

Carbon Copy works great. I always keep a recent backup of my startup drive using it. I like to install two identical internal hard drives on each of my Mac's with the second being an up-to-date clone of the first. That way I can install new system and application updates without fear, It's really nice knowing I can clone back to the working system I had before the updates (or just boot from the second drive). An external backup drive can work as well.

Tony!


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MrVideo
Re: How do you clone or back up your system drive before a Tiger install?
on May 18, 2005 at 8:34:12 pm

[Tony!] "Carbon Copy works great"

Just keep in mind that (unless it has changed within the last 48 hours) CCC does not work in Tiger at this time.


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Tony!
Re: How do you clone or back up your system drive before a Tiger install?
on May 19, 2005 at 9:00:30 pm

[MrVideo] "[Tony!] "Carbon Copy works great"

Just keep in mind that (unless it has changed within the last 48 hours) CCC does not work in Tiger at this time."


Good point MR V, although it does not effect you backing up your current system to a bootable drive before upgrading to Tiger. I believe Retrospect has been updated for Tiger (It's probably the oldest and has always been one of the best backup solutions for the Mac). It would be a good, but more expensive, alternative. You can also just use Apple's built-in Disk Utility to clone/restore a drive.

http://www.dantz.com/en/products/mac_personal/index.dtml

Tony!



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