HDD backup using terminal

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  1. mmareczekk macrumors newbie

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    I have a problem with my Lion OS it doesn't start up, i want to back up my hdd using terminal(recovery mode), but my hdd is encrypted anybody can help?

    I have a external hdd but it's read only (NTFS)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    First, you can't backup your drive to an NTFS drive. Second, what happens when you try to start your computer?
     
  3. mmareczekk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how should i format the external drive, so i can copy it

    I've connected a blueconnect modem and it messed with my libcurl.4.dylib
    library, i've tried to copy the new library via terminal in recovery mode but nothing happened, so i decided to backup my hdd via terminal but the disc is encrypted
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Backups of your internal drive, whether done with Time Machine, CCC or SuperDuper, require the external drive be in HFS+ format.
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Format A Hard Drive Using Disk Utility (which is in your /Applications/Utilities folder)

    Choose the appropriate format:

    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
      [*]Maximum file size: 4GB.
    • Maximum volume size: 2TB
    • You can use this format if you share the drive between Mac OS X and Windows computers and have no files larger than 4GB.
    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Don't use case-sensitive)
    exFAT (FAT64)
    • Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
    • Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages.
    • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support exFAT
    • Maximum file size: 16 EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB
    • You can use this format if it is supported by all computers with which you intend to share the drive. See "disadvantages" for details.
     
  7. mmareczekk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that!

    now i need to mount the internal hdd via terminal(recovery mode)
    and then backup the files, do You know any solutions to that?

    I used a diskutil list so i know which drive to mount
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I never use Terminal for backing up drives, and don't use encrypted drives. Perhaps someone else can help with that.
     

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