Backing up iBook to partitioned iMac G4

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  1. PickledSquirrel macrumors regular

    PickledSquirrel

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    Hi there
    A while ago I formatted my HD, and reinstalled with two partitions. One for my current system and one "free space", that I thought I'd use for backing up my iBook. Trying to make a backup using SuperDuper!, I connected the machines (firewire) and booted the iMac in target-disc mode; but the only drive that showed up on the ibook was my working partition:confused: and the free space was nowhere in sight. Any sugestions as for what I need to do?

    Thanx

    -Squirrel
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Target mode only shows the boot partition. You need to boot the iBook in Target mode and hook it up and run SuperDuper.

    Be careful using a partition as a "back up". If your iMac HD fails, so does your back up.
     
  3. PickledSquirrel thread starter macrumors regular

    PickledSquirrel

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    Thanx for the advice:) I'll try that when my son is asleep (iMac is next to his bed).

    I know that its a bit dodgy, backing up to a partition, but I figure that the chance of both iBook and iMac getting stolen/exploding/dying on me simultaneously is rather small, so this way I'm pretty sure to keep my most important data.

    -Squirrel
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    I think a DVD/CD would be a better place to keep your "most important data". Just to be safe.
     

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