Anyone know where I can download an old copy of CCC that works on PPC Macs? None of the versions still available at https://bombich.com/download work with PPC. I'm running 10.5.8 on all my PPC Macs if that makes a difference.
Can it write a recovery partition to create a bootable volume like CCC can?Try Superduper 2.71 instead. It is free, as all versions are and I find it a tad more reliable than CCC.
Sorry, I mean if I used that instead of CCC on my x86 Mac.A recovery partition on a PPC Mac? Are you sure you are looking for the PPC version?
Never tried but I don't see why not. All of these apps are just fancy GUIs for hdiutil at the end of the day.Sorry, I mean if I used that instead of CCC on my x86 Mac.
But yes, this does look like a good idea for the PPC ones - just wondering if the latest version can do what CCC does for 10.6 and beyond..?
huiutil isn't what is used. SuperDuper and CarbonCopyCloner use rsync. You can manually make a recovery partition by making a small partition with Disk Utility and then copying over a fresh installation of OS X onto it.Never tried but I don't see why not. All of these apps are just fancy GUIs for hdiutil at the end of the day.
No... you can have a bootable clone without the recovery partition on there. The issue is if you ever need to restore from the clone there would be no recovery partition to clone back over to say a new drive. Even that might be okay as long as you don't need any of the functions the recovery partition allows, such as Filevault encryption or Find My Mac. And of course you would not have the recovery partition there as a troubleshooting tool.So if I want to clone bootable volumes, I need to purchase CCC (for my x86 Mac)?