Is imaging built in or do I still need CCC or the like?

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  1. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502

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    OS X 10.5 Leopard:
    If I wish to image my OS X hard disk, will this functionality be built into Leopard or will I still need CarbonCopyCloner, or Copy X, or the like?
    I would like to have the ability to backup and restore to "bare metal".

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Using asr and Disk Utility you could always image OS X.

    It's not that easy or pretty but you can.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    For means of creating a bootable backup (as you would with CCC or SuperDuper), you still need these products I believe.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's not imaging then.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps I misunderstood the question. I always thought CCC was for creating bootable backups. If not, my mistake.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Cloning != Imaging
     
  7. Mr.Gadget thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, would this allow me to do what amounts to sector based imaging... I mean, not a copy but an actual duplication? Are there steps online to nudge me in the right direction?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'm aware of that, thank you. As I said, confusion on my part of what CCC does...imaging, apparently.
     
  9. Mr.Gadget thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah yes... Cloning is the key word. I'd like to clone into a single file for possible use later...
     
  10. Mr.Gadget thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah.. Answering my own question... there are steps online, but I like the ease of using software rather than terminal commands.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    CCC can clone and make an image.

    I'll stick with NetRestore for imaging though. ;)

    You're still going to want to create a fresh clone or image with third party software.
     

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