backing up bootcamp partition?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by .mark., Mar 2, 2008.

  1. .mark. macrumors 6502

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    hey would making a disk image with disk utility of the bootcamp drive work as a back up? could i then just restore the partition when needed? also would this work if the bootcamp partition is formatted as ntfs?
     
  2. dcl macrumors regular

    dcl

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    Not hard to backup, any window backup program will do it - Mac backup programs won't.

    Used Bootcamp and VMWare Fusion on old computer.
    Tried the firewire transfer offered during OS X setup from old to new MB -
    Bootcamp drive was a NO GO.

    Problem is restoring it.:mad: - Apple Tech - said you will have to reinstall bootcamp & windows - before even thinking of using an image, or backup restore software.

    Much easier with VMWare Fusion:D
    Used SuperDuper! to backup old MB to external backup drive. Then, from external drive to MBP also with SuperDuper!. At first didn't work. but after fixing permission with OS X Disk Utility, everything worked perfectly.
    I have stopped using Bootcamp.
     
  3. davinche macrumors regular

    davinche

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