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iqwertyi
Aug 4, 2011, 08:29 PM
So, I was able to successfully create a USB flash drive with lion.

Now, I want to keep a backup of that USB drive, because I lose USB drives constantly (and yet I keep purchasing tiny USB Drives).

Anyway, can I simply copy/paste all the data from one drive to another?
I figured it may be a bit more complicated since it's a boot drive and all that.
Is there a special way or a clone software needed to do this properly?

Thanks.



RWil85
Aug 4, 2011, 08:36 PM
So, I was able to successfully create a USB flash drive with lion.

Now, I want to keep a backup of that USB drive, because I lose USB drives constantly (and yet I keep purchasing tiny USB Drives).

Anyway, can I simply copy/paste all the data from one drive to another?
I figured it may be a bit more complicated since it's a boot drive and all that.
Is there a special way or a clone software needed to do this properly?

Thanks.

i know you can make bootable backups via Carbon Copy Cloner as I've read of other users doing that...therefore, i do not see why not.

iqwertyi
Aug 4, 2011, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the quick reply.
Going to try that out.

edit: I should add, I'm new to Mac, so this may have been a newbie question. :)

jman240
Aug 4, 2011, 09:42 PM
Disk utility

Tons of instructions available via Google.

iqwertyi
Aug 5, 2011, 01:29 PM
Excellent, that's even better.
Thanks. I'll give that a shot.