I need help backing up onto an external hard drive!!!!!

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  1. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    I have an external drive that is the same size as the internal drive in my mbp. I have bootcamp partition. How do I back up both partitions onto my external drive?
     
  2. scottness macrumors 65816

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    I would start by partitioning the backup drive the same way you partitioned your mac's drive...but that's just me.
     
  3. xi mezmerize ix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    Well I figured I would have to do that. But could you tell me or post a link for the steps to do this and then how i would go about backing up osx (probably time machine?) and then my windows partition. Thanks.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Look up carbon copy cloner or SuperDuper to make an image of the OSx portion of the drive. there's also a program to copy the windows partition.
     
  5. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Super Duper will make an exact copy (clon) of your drive...
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    SuperDuper doesn't clone the windows partition.
     
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