Backup HELP plz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by noway, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. noway macrumors regular

    noway

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    After reading a lot of comments on MacUpdate and VersionTracker, I've realize that a lot of people are having trouble with Carbon Copy Cloner 2.3 and 3.0b using OS X 10.4.10
    1. So my question is does any on you guys used CCC with 10.4.10?
    2. I'd rather use CCC since it's free but is SuperDuper better to use?

    PS: Any thougths on Onyx VS Cocktail.... (price argument aside)
     
  2. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    And also... doing a complete copy of the HD should allow me to start up using this new USB HD copy right?
    But how can I "tell" my computer to booth from the USB HD?
    (only needed if anything happens to my internal HD)
     
  3. noway thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I'm the only one who wants to do that. fine.
    But I'm sure someone actually tried to "format" their USB drive at a certain point.. How can I do that on my MBP?
     
  4. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    I posted the same questions a few days ago and didn't really get the answer I was looking for. So I'd like to know about this too! Are USB HD clones bootable? What is the best way of doing it?
     
  5. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    It use to be the case, and I believe it still is the case, that you can't boot from a USB drive. Someone may have come up with a hack to let you do this, but I don't think it works using the default OS X install. You can however, boot from a firewire drive. In that case you can select the "Startup Disk" under the System Preferences. Hope that helps.

    Also, there was a software review at some point that convinced me that SuperDuper was the way to go. CCC always worked fine for me, but I think SuperDuper is supposed to do a better job with preserving extended attributes and some behind the scenes HFS+ info...something like that.
     
  6. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    This article is 2 years old, but it's something.
     
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    SuperDuper! is also free if you just want to make a clone of your entire drive. However, the Smart backup feature alone makes it worth paying for because it only adds or deletes changes to the backup to make the two drives match. This can save hours. It also creates a bootable backup.

    Hold down Option-Command-Shift-Delete while starting up to boot from an external drive, or use System Preferences > Startup Disk to select a drive to boot from.
     
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