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Old Nov 19, 2004, 02:02 AM   #1
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harddrive backup question

guys and gals, im so pissed about Applecares malfunctioning service. i had my iBook G4 800mhz repaired twice in a row, both with logic board problems, and both times it came with defective on arrival. now its in for a third time, please help me pray for the poor baby. i have all my info on the computer, and i cant keep putting my life on hold while the computer gets fixed so i will be getting an external harddrive for my information backup. i know carbon copy cloner is highly recommended. in the event my harddrive gets erased after repair, would i be able to restore my internal harddrive with my backup, essentially getting the same computer back? and does carbon copy cloner automatically syncronize everytime i connect it up, similar to my iPod?

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Old Nov 19, 2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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would i be able to restore my internal harddrive with my backup, essentially getting the same computer back?
Yes. Exactly the same. You can even boot from the external [cloned] drive.
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and does carbon copy cloner automatically syncronize everytime i connect it up, similar to my iPod?
No. It can be scheduled, though.
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I would check out SuperDuper, it's like CarbonCopyCloner with added functionality.
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 01:37 AM   #4
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can i use carbon copy cloner and my iPod as the backup harddrive?
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can i use carbon copy cloner and my iPod as the backup harddrive?
Yes you can, just have it plugged in, and it will recognize it as a HFS+ drive. Make sure it is big enough.

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and say i lose my harddrive and boot from my external harddrive... would all the settings, background, keychain, etc still be intact?
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and say i lose my harddrive and boot from my external harddrive... would all the settings, background, keychain, etc still be intact?
That's kinda the point of a clone...
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