CCC4 with Tiger

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  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    This is for Carbon Copy Cloner 4 users. The software no longer runs on anything pre-Mountain Lion. My problem is that I have a bootable backup of a Tiger(10.4) drive.

    I have it for archival reasons. Can I use CCC 4 to backup a OS X 10.4 bootable drive on to another. Will it work? Currently I am using the CCC3.5 version for this.

    I use my OS 10.9 laptop, connect the 10.4 drive "source" then clone it to another HDD for "destination" . I asked in their support forums but they said its supposed to work but they never tried it and I can't risk it.
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    CCC4 Will Work

    I use CCC4 and I see no reason why it will not work for what you want to do. The only thing you need to be sure of is the partition map for the new 'destination' drive. If you need to boot a PowerPC (PPC) with Tiger, then the new drive needs to have a partition map of "Apple Partition Map" using Disk Utility before you perform the clone. "GUID" partition map is fine if there is no requirement to boot a PPC.
     
  3. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So CCC will copy exactly whats on the other drive neglecting any partition or file system it is even if it was a Windows/Linux HDD?
    It doesn't have to boot as long as it is all there and accessible from Explorer/Finder.

    Plus, is it possible to clone a PPC drive to a GUID partition and it will boot from an intel machine?
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    CCC4 Mac Only

    First; CCC will only work on Mac formatted drives. It will not work to clone to Windows/Linux formatted drives.

    Second; CCC will copy a PPC drive to a GUID formatted drive. You are right that it will not boot a PPC if you copy to GUID.

    I would recommend that you clone the new "destination" drive, then check it out to see that you can access the files you want, before disposing the old "source" drive.
     
  5. sonamo macrumors newbie

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    To state the obvious: Wouldn't it be easier to just test this out? You have a spare hard drive correct? And a PPC Mac that can boot to Tiger?

    Just make sure that you set the partition type to Apple Partition Map, on the empty drive you are cloning to, to make it bootable on PPC. That's probably the best place to start.

    I'm pretty sure they also make legacy versions available of CCC for just this reason. You can also try legacy versions of SuperDuper!...
     
  6. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I am afraid to try this but how do I know all the files were copied correctly? Maybe it only half works? Is it enough to check a couple of files to know that the full backup worked??

    Sorry, I have no experience in backups and how they work
     
  7. sonamo macrumors newbie

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    It's probably a good idea to test the backup and make sure it works, don't you think?
     

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