NTFS/FAT32 Partition Backup

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  1. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

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    Hi Everyone:

    Question concerning backing up an iMac with Boot Camp installed.

    I am looking for a utility that can make a backup image of the entire Hard Drive including all partitions (HSF, NTFS, FAT32, etc.) at one time.

    I am familiar and use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy Mac (HSF) volumes. However, CCC will not backup non HSF partitions.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. airkarol macrumors 6502

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    Disk Utility.
     
  3. sushi thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Ah, the obvious. :D

    Based on your tip I just realized that I needed to boot from an external HD to make a backup image of the iMac internal HD. I had tried when booting from the internal HD and it repeatedly gave me an error.

    See what happens when one is working at 0300 in the morning! :eek:

    Anyhow, trying to make a backup image now. Will advise how it works and restores in a day or so.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. sushi thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Update. Disk Utility doesn't work.

    Just backed up the whole HD.

    Then tried a restore. Get the following error:

    Restore Failure
    Could not open connection to helper tool

    Also, I could not aim towards the HD, only to the default partition that results from erasing the HD.

    Any suggestions?
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Use dd from Terminal? A bit more granularity than Disk Utility.

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  6. sushi thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks!

    Question. Have you tried using dd from the Terminal and had success in restoring a boot camp HD set up?
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    No, but I've done similar things on linux.

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  8. sushi thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Roger. Sometime I will give it a try.
     

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