Making Bootable Backup/Clone w/ Multiple Users

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Catch Them, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Catch Them macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    I have Tiger 10.4.10 running on a MBP 2.2Ghz mid-2007
    It has 3 user accounts (2 admins and 1 controlled user.)

    I want to clone the drive and set up exactly as is and make it also bootable.

    Ive looked over CCC and SuperDuper 2.5 the Free/Trial version;
    theyre straight forward it seems, but not sure which option to choose to make it a full back up with all the user accounts the way they are make it also bootable.

    does anyone have a recommendation for this?
    which program would work better CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper (2.5 Free/Trial); and what settings would I want to enable and use to get it like it is now on this second drive.

    as this is a first time for me cloning over a Mac OS and Users.

    thanks alot in advanced!
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Both will make a complete bootable clone of your harddrive, including all user accounts. You can just use the default settings.

    It's a matter of preference. I prefer the SD! UI, and SD! apparently makes a better byte-for-byte copy, but I've never had a problem with creating bootable clones with either CCC or SD. I had to use CCC for a few months until SD! was made compatible with Leopard (doesn't concern you with Tiger), but went back once it was updated.
  3. Catch Them thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008

    thanks. i was just confused with their terms (sandbox etc) but i believe i got it.

    essentially, im backing up to a 250GB HDD (3.5 size drive) w/ two partitions, one for the 10.4.10 current system and second partition for Leopard back or perhaps Time Machine. (both partitions are at 160GB (for the 232GB formatting)

    I want to keep the 10.4.10 installation on the MBP, but want to upgrade it to the latest Leopard, this 10.4.10 install has been practically the same since a year ago and havent had issue with it, so a Leopard Upgrade should be goo to go?
    AS i wanted to keep some settings/preferences and applications etcin-tact, but just run leopard.

    2) if i have my Bootable clone on the 250 and a time machine partition on that same drive, is that safe or is it best to get a separate drive for that?

    thanks again
  4. Catch Them thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    one other question I had, someone said i should do an archive and install instead of a direct upgrade to leopard.

    is that the preferred way to go or can a direct upgrade from 10.4.10 do the trick?


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