Bootable drive with Carbon Copy Cloner & NAS?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xorro, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Xorro macrumors regular

    Xorro

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    I have installed CCC in the hope of making a backup to my new NAS. I already have TimeMachine backing up to an external HDD.

    I would like CCC to be able to make a bootable disk/partition on the NAS but CCC tells me that the clone will not be bootable?

    Can anyone give me some pointers?

    Thanks.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It's usually not possible to boot off a NAS, so a clone stored there won't be bootable.
     
  3. Xorro thread starter macrumors regular

    Xorro

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    In that case, what are my options?

    If I use CCC to copy my data from the iMac to the NAS, it warns about 'linking' not been enabled. But I assume my data will still be usable if I went down this route?
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "In that case, what are my options?"

    Get an external drive that is NOT "NAS".

    USB or firewire will do just fine.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    "usable" and "bootable" are 2 different things. If you want it bootable it has to be attached to the Mac via either Firewire or USB.
     

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