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raju
Best software for cloning hard drive?
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on Aug 19, 2005 at 7:49:25 am

I went to http://www.Apple.com free downloads section and there seems to be several different softwares that will clone the hard disk. Which is the best most reliable one? I want to "clone" my hard disk so that I don't have to RE-INSTALL all my Applications if my drive crashes. It's easy for me to backup by just copying all my data to an external drive but that won't serve the purpose of not wanting to go through the headache of RE-INSTALLING everything.

Any help would be appreciated
thanks!


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Harry Pallenberg
Re: Best software for cloning hard drive?
on Aug 19, 2005 at 3:48:06 pm

Carbon Copy Cloner - has always worked for me.

http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

Thanks,
Harry.

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Andy Edwards
Re: Best software for cloning hard drive?
on Aug 19, 2005 at 11:31:06 pm

You could try SuperDuper:

http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

Andy


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bogiesan
Re: Best software for cloning hard drive?
on Aug 30, 2005 at 2:58:14 pm

CAUTION:

All of these solutions have drawbacks. For instance, CarbonCopyCloner can create two different kinds of images and one will not bring all invisible Unix files across. Some apps create as proprietary file format that requires another copy of the app before you can recover the file.

Pick one and try it out. Read the docos carefully,, they're not deliberately deceptive but they're not crystal clear, either.
And I strongly urge you to figure out a way to TEST the recovery procedures before you need them. I've had Retrospect fail miserably at my shop on more than two occasions, both were user problems, easily preventable.

bogiesan

This is my standard sigfile so do not take it personally: "For crying out loud, read the freakin' manual."


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