CCC to clone Windows HDD ?

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  1. touchUpInside macrumors member

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    Do people use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone networked Windows computer HDDs ?


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  2. maflynn, Jul 25, 2015
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    No, I use Winclone. CCC doesn't read WriteNTFS (unless you have paragon's software installed).
     
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    Macs read NTFS fine, they just can't natively write to NTFS volumes.
     
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    True and I misspoke on my post but I think my point remains - How can CCC clone a NTFS volume if it cannot write to it?
     
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    It can copy the drive, but it can't clone the drive to another NTFS volume. So like you said, you would either need Paragon, Tuxera, or one of the other various NTFS driver utilities in order to do so.
     
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    Here is what Bombich says about using CCC for copying Windows:
    "CCC can back up the contents of the Boot Camp partition, but it cannot make a bootable clone of the partition. If your goal is to back up your user data on the Boot Camp partition, CCC will meet your needs. If you're looking to migrate your Boot Camp partition to a new hard drive, you might consider an alternative solution such as WinClone, or one of the commercial virtualization solutions that offer a migration strategy from Boot Camp. CCC is not designed to accommodate backing up or restoring Windows system files or applications."

    Here a link to their entire article:
    http://bombich.com/kb/ccc4/can-ccc-back-up-my-bootcamp-windows-partition
     
  7. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    WinClone is the best option. All the Windows based solutions are really awful.
     

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