My SSD Adventure - Restoring My Old Image - Need Ideas

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  1. abnospam macrumors regular

    abnospam

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    Hi Everyone -

    I am trying to install a SSD in my new MBP and clone over my data. I have a time machine backup on a windows share via SMB and a sparsebundle. I found out that the Snow Leopard Install Disc does not support SMB, so once I install my SSD I have no way of restoring my files as I can't get to my TM backup.

    I found SuperDuper, but I can only create an image on a HFS+ and my only external drive large enough is NTFS. Can't erase this drive either. So...I am kinda stuck, any ideas?

    some other thoughts I have had without exploring:
    1. SuperDuper image to local MBP drive, copy image to NTFS external via SMB share, then plug in NTFS and restore from that image. This way you are only ever READING from NTFS, never needing to write. I am not sure how much disk space I need to do this, however. I am using 60GB/500GB.

    2. Somehow find a way to share a folder on windows as AFP which the install disc can mount to. I have no clue how to even do this, but was curious if there are any tools out there.
     
  2. abnospam thread starter macrumors regular

    abnospam

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    Update

    Update - I tried to create a SuperDuper image to an SMB share (which resides on my NTFS external drive). The image creates ok, but then fails. Does SMB have some sort of file size limitation?

    Log is below:

    Code:
    | 11:18:48 PM | Info |       Evaluated 655390 items occupying 53.39 GB (149333 directories, 496578 files, 9479 symlinks)
    | 11:18:48 PM | Info |       Copied  654776 items totaling  48.53 GB (149229 directories, 496069 files, 9478 symlinks)
    | 11:18:48 PM | Info |       Cloned  48.53 GB of data in 17537 seconds at an effective transfer rate of 2.77 MB/s
    | 11:18:48 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Unmounting '/Volumes/f$/mbp051610_1818.dmg' from '/Volumes/mbp051610_1818'.sparseimage
    | 11:18:50 PM | Info |       "disk2" unmounted.
    | 11:18:50 PM | Info |       "disk2" ejected.
    | 11:18:50 PM | Info | PHASE: 3. After Successful Copy
    | 11:18:50 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Converting mbp051610_1818 to read-only
    | 11:18:50 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Converting '/Volumes/f$/mbp051610_1818.dmg' to UDRO format
    | 11:18:57 PM | Info |       Preparing imaging engine…
    | 11:19:04 PM | Info |       Reading Protective Master Boot Record (MBR : 0)…
    | 11:19:04 PM | Info |          (CRC32 $F05998B9: Protective Master Boot Record (MBR : 0))
    | 11:19:04 PM | Info |       Reading GPT Header (Primary GPT Header : 1)…
    | 11:19:05 PM | Info |          (CRC32 $90F4AB6B: GPT Header (Primary GPT Header : 1))
    | 11:19:05 PM | Info |       Reading GPT Partition Data (Primary GPT Table : 2)…
    | 11:19:05 PM | Info |          (CRC32 $F9C62C8A: GPT Partition Data (Primary GPT Table : 2))
    | 11:19:05 PM | Info |       Reading  (Apple_Free : 3)…
    | 11:19:06 PM | Info |          (CRC32 $00000000:  (Apple_Free : 3))
    | 11:19:06 PM | Info |       Reading EFI System Partition (C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B : 4)…
    | 11:19:33 PM | Info |          (CRC32 $47AC8580: EFI System Partition (C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B : 4))
    | 11:19:33 PM | Info |       Reading disk image (Apple_HFS : 5)…
    | 12:33:58 AM | Error | hdiutil: updateHeader failed - File too large
     
  3. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a dock like the ThermalTake BlacX, plug in your old laptop HD. Migrate. Return if needed, or keep.
     
  4. abnospam thread starter macrumors regular

    abnospam

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    yeah, but that's a solution that will take a couple days delivery!
     
  5. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you live? No local stores??
     
  6. abnospam thread starter macrumors regular

    abnospam

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    thats a long story. I caved and bought an adapter, but am very annoyed I have this x25 in a box for 2 more days.
     

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