back up- back to hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robosays21, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. robosays21 macrumors member

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    hey
    i use SuperDuper! as my backup software. Jw, for the future, if my mbp ever crashes and i lose everything, how do i restore everything back to my hd using the software, or am i gonna have ta copy and paste everything manually into the hd. thanks
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    You just reverse the From and To on the back-up screen. Keep in mind that you can not boot from a USB drive. So, unless you have a firewire drive, you will have to boot from your install CD and restore from there.
     
  3. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Intel macs (like his MBP) can actually boot from USB drives provided they are formated corectly.
     
  4. Benjer macrumors member

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    Boot From USB?

    How does the hard drive need to be formatted to do this?
    Thanks
    Benjer
     
  5. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've read online you should have no trouble if it's formated Mac OS Extended. It might work with other formats too, but I can't find much information about that.

    Interestingly this isn't the first time that macs could boot off USB; certain older slot loading iMacs could boot OS 9 off a USB drive. That was USB 1 though and apparently it took like 10 minutes to boot.
     

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