my backup strategy...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vzippa5, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. vzippa5 macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to buy a 500GB laptop harddrive, put it in an enclosure, and use CarbonCopyCloner to make a bootable clone of my Mac's internal 500GB Drive.

    This way, if there is a problem with my internal drive, I can just swap in the cloned drive and boot from that, never missing a step.

    However, I am wondering if this is a good strategy. What if something else fails on my mac like the motherboard - would I be able to boot my cloned drive on another mac?
     
  2. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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    always a good idea to backup your stuff. Yes it will be bootable on a different mac providing its the same model.
     
  3. rowsdower macrumors 6502

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    I think it would likely be bootable even on a different model Mac.
     
  4. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Depends, A Snow Leopard boot disk wouldn't boot on a PowerPC system.
     

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