Making a 2nd startup drive (cloner or install?)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Beardy man, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Beardy man macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Okay, I've just received my 3 750Gb Spinpoints and slotted them in.

    I don't have anything else added onto my MacPro Jan08.

    I want to make the drive in bay4 an alternate boot drive in case of problems.

    Any recommendations? I'm thinking of using Carbon Copy Cloner and just cloning the whole of Bay1 onto Bay4.

    I did insert the original 10.5.1 system disk but it wanted me to do a restart - I was hoping it would just let me do an installation into Bay4.

    Pro's and Con's?
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    I'm lazy and hate having to re-install all the apps that I use. My vote goes to using Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your current startup drive to Bay 4.

    I don't see any cons to doing this.
  3. iSail macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008
    No need for CCC; restore in disk utility does this quite well.
  4. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    Restore does work just fine, but CCC cloner now does incremental backups as well. I add new applications every now and then, so this is nice to have. My current settings have it "clone" every weekend.
  5. Roy macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2006
    Does it copy everything on the original hard drive all over again or does it just copy the new changes or additions (every weekend)?
  6. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    Just copies new changes and additions. It's the one bug change in the update to the new version.

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