Any recommended program to clone the HD (both MacOS and Bootcamp win partition)

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I am using Time Machine to backup the MacOS partition and other program to back up the Windows partition. Is there a program that can clone the entire hard drive so that when the internal HD fails, I can put in a new drive and restore the content of the original drive (including the boot screen of BootCamp)?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No, there is currently no application that will clone both the OS X partition AND the Boot Camp partition at the same time.

    Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper will clone OS X
    WinClone will clone the Boot Camp partition

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. I have used WinClone and SuperDuper.

    Do you know why there is no application that will clone both OS X and BC partitions at the same time?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Separate partitions, different file structures, etc.
    I have heard some say you can do it from the Terminal
    I cannot confirm or deny that

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    I think OP would like to have a bootable clone. TM just copies your files, not system files. You can't boot from TM backup.
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes. I would like to have a bootable clone.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Then Carbon Copy Cloner and WinClone are the best ones for you
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Agreed
    Both work flawlessly

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  9. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I don't think there are any block level clone programs that will boot on a mac. I have a couple that will boot a pc and copy the entire disk no matter what is on it but they run some sort of Linux and boot from a cd. Never tried to boot a mac with it. Perhaps that's something to try...
     

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