Backing Up 1st HD on 2nd HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ffcare, May 25, 2008.

  1. ffcare macrumors newbie

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    I would like to know if it is possible to back-up the entire contents of my main HD onto the 2nd HD of my PowerMac 2.0ghz, so in the event of the first HD crashing I can immediately start up my computer on the 2nd HD. And if possible, is it difficult to do?

    Thanks so much.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    What you are talking about is called RAID 1.

    As most macs only support RAID 5 or RAID 0. I am not certain you will be able to achieve this with a stock motherboard.

    Either way that is the feature you are looking for in-order to make this happen.

    You may be able to synthesize this with software if your Motherboard Lacks RAID 1 capabilities.

    Of course you could always just use the second drive with Time Machine and use software restore when the stuff hits the fan.
     
  4. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    To clarify psychofreak's comment he was referring to these two software applications:
    SuperDuper
    Carbon Copy Cloner
     

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