Just a quick question, that is driving me crazy. I have been all over the net looking for this answer, so I hope someone can help me out. I want to make a full back up of my internal drive in my MBP applications and all because I do not have all the install disks for the applications. I know carbon copy cloner will do a full bootable clone applications and all, but I was just wondering if the same is possible with time machine. If so, how does one go about backing up applications and everything? I am about to purchase a LaCie Quadra drive to partition and get it ready for backing up my drive. Now I just have to decide which method: time machine or CCC is better. Thanks guys in advance! I hope someone out there can answer this for me.