Bootable backup question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brn2rnjk1, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. brn2rnjk1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2008
    I am running Snow Leopard on MacAir (November 2010). I have a WD MyPassport for Mac backup drive. I wanted to make a complete bootable clone. I was using CCC but now I read that it may not always be bootable. I am confused between the WD Software the comes with the dirve (I am assuming it doesn't make a bootable) and CCC and maybe Super.

    Are any of these programs able to make a bootable clone and also do incremental backups from time to time.

  2. waynep macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    Typically the software that comes on the USB drives is junk. I am using CCC to a USB drive and it's always booted when I tested it.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I would never trust software that comes with an external drive.
    Most of the software doesn't play well with OSx.

    I use SuperDuper for bootable clones.
  4. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2007
    I can't speak for Carbon Copy Cloner because I don't use it, but SuperDuper will make a bootable backup. Through its SmartUpdate feature, it will only backup the changes from the previous backup (incremental). It's worth the purchase in my opinion.

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