clone hardrive video question

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  1. perlsyntax macrumors 6502

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Personally, I'd use Carbon Copy Cloner - its a simple but powerful app that can clone your drive.
     
  3. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    https://bombich.com/features
     
  4. firedept macrumors 603

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    Another vote for Carbon Copy Cloner. Worth every penny.
     
  5. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    CCC is the best!

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    Count me in for the Carbon Copy Cloner camp!

    Best euro 34 ever spend on software. Saved my bacon a lot of times, after updated or even clean installs I had to fall back on my CCC external and BOOTABLE clone on eSATA HDD. :cool:

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
     
  6. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow after look at it i was thinking be a good idea a lot of tools:)
     
  7. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Very excellent software. They offer an EDU discount, if that applies to you. Worth every penny.
     
  8. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    For all those using CCC I have a question.

    When you want to make an exact copy of your drive, does CCC save your launchpad folder layout. I.E. you organize your Apps. into Folders grouped by category.

    I tried CCC but was put off when the resulting clone didn't keep everything organized as intended. Did I do something wrong, or is it just a characteristic of CCC to just dump all Apps. into Launchpad and throw out the folders?

    I finally used the DU from booting to the restore utilities and it worked perfectly. It let me move to a smaller drive and retained everything perfectly (which was my goal). DU and CCC were the only tools I could find that would let me move to a smaller drive.
     
  9. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    I have the latest version of CCC and yes, it makes an excact 1:1 clone! When I boot of my CCC external eSATA HHD, it's as if I'm working of my DUO x2 SSD, only slower performance!
     
  10. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I guess I didn't use it properly. It was the trial version. Had it performed as desired I would have made the purchase. The only time I clone is generally when deploying a new drive, but not many applications can handle full disk cloning to a smaller drive. I discovered that DU does this quite well, but it's pretty slow. I'll have another look at CCC the next time I need to do this again.
     
  11. m4v3r1ck, Apr 4, 2015
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    m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    It has a set of fully automated series of backups:

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    1. Every hour the first CCC (incremental) sequence to external HDD enclosure is made
    2. Then it automatically switches to each of the next incremental backup internal/external etc etc

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    So it manages 4 incremental backup sequences each hour. The last backup sequence manages my MAC_RAID0 internal HDD to an external Synology DS1812+ (DSM 5.1 5022 update 4) for my photo and video backups.

    Very happy and a no brainer backup solution! :cool:

    Cheers and do have a closer look at Carbon Copy Cloner!
     

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