Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cedarmoose, May 18, 2012.

  1. cedarmoose macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2012
    Hi I neep help with back up images

    I have 2 Macbook Pro laptops both Santa Rosa one 15 and one 17
    one back up external drive

    on the 17 I have 3 partitions Snow Leopard , Win 7, 64 on bootcamp and Data
    on the 15 I have 1 partition Lion

    I want to create a bootable image(clone) of each on my external hardrive if that is at all possible

    I mean if I have a partition problem I want to be able to backup that same image and be able to boot normally

    I know it is tricky because of different MBR and the proper position on the disk I suppose

    I have use Winclone with success before but now it seem a little more complicated

    Really appreciated please for expert only not the you think it should work

  2. riptideMBP macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2011
    Do you really need your cloned copy of windows to be bootable? I just got a new secondary internal drive, and had to do something very similar to this. I dont know anything about Lion, otherwise I'd explain it to you, but I think you'd be making your life a lot easier if you just kept the Winclone image on your external, rather than a full copy (which is however possible).
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I will read that as:

    I mean if I have a partition problem I want to be able to restore the backup image and be able to boot normally

    As riptideMBP says: keeping the Winclone image as a file on the external should allow you to do this.


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