Mac SSD Backup Software with Windows

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  1. zburns macrumors newbie

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    I'm dual-booting (with Bootcamp) my 2015 Retina MacBook Pro and would like some recommendations for some software that will do a bit by bit/sector by sector backup of my hard drive. Basically something that will be guaranteed to backup both the Windows and Mac partitions so if/when the day comes I can open up the mac, put in a larger SSD and simply restore and I'm done.

    Anyone recommend something that's solid and works?
     
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  3. zburns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that a few months ago, but could never get the Bootable version to boot on the mac properly. After your suggestion, I found the following article...which basically says, use the Mac version of Acronis and it will backup both the Windows BootCamp partition and the Mac Partition. Thanks!

    https://kb.acronis.com/content/47222
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    There's no single solution in OS X that will back up both partitions AFAIK.

    I recommend using Winclone to back up your windows partition and then Carbon Copy Cloner for your OS X partition.
     
  5. charlyham macrumors regular

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    Acronis 2016 for Mac will back up both unless you have used Paragon Software's Camptune to resize either partition. I have three macbooks in the family and have successfully backed up two of them with Acronis. the other one that I have used Camptune on will not back up. I have an open ticket with Acronis and they said the issue will be resolved in the next version but they don't know when that version will be out. Acronis has a trial version so you don't have to spend anything to see if it works for you. I used to use the scenario that Mayflynn reported using Winclone and Carbon Copy Cloner and that works real well. Acronis just makes it a little more elegant to do in one backup.
     
  6. chscag macrumors 68030

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    It should be noted that if you have a fusion drive or use FileVault, that Acronis will not work. I have used Acronis True Image for years on my Windows machines and it has never failed me. However, for my Macs, I'll stick with CCC and WinClone. ;)
     

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