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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Carbon Copy Cloner

Just had a question that hopefully someone could answer for me about CCC.
I was wondering, once you copy your drive can you pull individual files over from the back up disk to another iMac? I'm wanting to back up my old iMac and move the individual files over to the new one.(So I can get the new one organized at my own pace).
Thanks for any help/suggestions.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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Yep, sure can
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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Just had a question that hopefully someone could answer for me about CCC.
I was wondering, once you copy your drive can you pull individual files over from the back up disk to another iMac? I'm wanting to back up my old iMac and move the individual files over to the new one.(So I can get the new one organized at my own pace).
Thanks for any help/suggestions.
Yes, you can. The files on your CCC backup are exactly like those on your internal drive. You can access individual files/folders and copy to any other drive you have access to.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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Yes, you can. In fact, at least in my case, you have to up the attention level to make sure you are copying from/to the right places.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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Thank you for the replies.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Boot into any image.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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A CCC "clone" is like any other volume. The files are in POFF (plain old finder format) -- nothing "extra" is needed to view or copy them.

You can also boot from a CCC backup of your internal drive...
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:29 PM   #8
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I love this app - I used an old clunky 500gb western digital external as my clone target. It's nice to be able to test by booting it.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 04:28 AM   #9
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CCC is great because it is a bootable clone of your drive. I feel it falls short because it is much weaker in storing older versions of files. In my priority order... I want the following:

1) Offsite cloud backup - safe,secure, automatic and offsite
2) Time Machine - local, fast backup... great versioning control
3) CCC - bootable backup.

In that priority order.

/Jim
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