harddrive backup question

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    slipper

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    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?

    thanks for your help
     
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    Yes. Exactly the same. You can even boot from the external [cloned] drive.
    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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    can i use carbon copy cloner and my iPod as the backup harddrive?
     
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    Yes you can, just have it plugged in, and it will recognize it as a HFS+ drive. Make sure it is big enough.

    kyle
     
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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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    That's kinda the point of a clone...
     

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