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gallus
Disk image
on Oct 17, 2005 at 10:22:59 pm

Dears
is it possible while the system is running to do a disk image of the boot disk?
On my Powerbook Disk is divided in 2 partition: System, Data.

System partition is the bootable one where OS X is installed.

Using Disk utility I can do a disk image of Data partition on an external USB hard drive but I can't do the same for my System partition. Is it possible to do it?

I tried to do a disk image of System partition rebooting system using Install CD but I was not able again to do.
I think it is possible only rebooting system in target mode. Is it true?

tnx

gallus


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Tony!
Re: Disk image
on Oct 18, 2005 at 1:01:48 am

I use Carbon Copy Cloner, it works great. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13260

Tony!


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gallus
Re: Disk image
on Oct 18, 2005 at 6:26:49 am

Tnx Tony,
but I need to know if is it possible using built in apple application such as Disk Utility or hdiutil from bash (command line)

Anyway again thank you very much.


gallus


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Gunleik Groven
Re: Disk image
on Oct 18, 2005 at 9:40:55 am

Nope. Won't work.

But CCC is free

gunleik


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Mark Sloan
Re: Disk image
on Oct 19, 2005 at 1:05:01 am

Actually, CCC is just a front end to UNIX commands, so if you are so inclined, you can do a clone by "hand". I believe his site even tells you which commands he uses to do the clone.


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Mark Sloan
Re: Disk image
on Oct 19, 2005 at 1:08:14 am

http://www.bombich.com/mactips/image.html

He steps you through how to do it at this link...


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Tony!
Re: Disk image
on Oct 19, 2005 at 1:16:55 am

You could say all of OS X is a front end for Unix commands. If like UNIX go that route, but for many of us, CCC is more familiar and friendly way to go. By the time you read how to do it with UNIX, you could have done it with CCC, with no instructions, and you won't have to remember how you did it, for next time. Either way, do what makes sense to you.

Tony!


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Mark Sloan
Re: Disk image
on Oct 27, 2005 at 10:55:59 pm

Yeah, but that isn't what he asked for. And no, not all OS X apps are Unix apps, in fact few would work on any other variation of Unix because it relies on all of the Apple libraries built ON TOP of the BSD Unix underpinnings. In fact, anything with a GUI uses Apple stuff.


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