how do I ghost a hard drive in OS-X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by parkie, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. parkie macrumors member

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    I have a disk with tiger and leopard on it and I want to copy it to a new larger hard drive and then boot from the new one. How do I go about it. I've tried disk utilities and it won't allow it as resources are in use. Is there a pre boot tool or something I can use. It's a mac pro and I've got the new disk in bay 4 with the one I want to copy in bay 1.

    cheers

    p
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    Run Disk Utility from the Leopard install DVD. You can also do a blockcopy from there (check "erase destination"), which is faster than file copy.

    edit: make sure permissions are enabled on the target drives (uncheck "ignore permissions" from Finder Get Info on each target volume) Restore will make bootable backups. I've been using it for a long time to make image backups and to setup new drives.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner, available from www.versiontracker.com

    Get the latest versions and read what they say about making bootable clones.
     
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