One more question about carbon copy cloner.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MaCnation, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. MaCnation macrumors newbie

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    I just cloned my hard drive to a new and bigger drive. I did the OSX 10.5.8 update on the old western digital drive as a safety precaution, so that if it screwed up I would still have a good copy on my new Seagate barracuda.

    The update looks to have gone well and I will be waiting for a couple of trial days before backing the drive up again. My question is, when I clone the drive again(to the new seagate) how will that work? Should I erase the existing disk image(10.5.7) on that drive or will it overwrite the existing image with the new 10.5.8 one? This is the first time I have used carbon copy and don't really know all the in's and out's of it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Select Incrimental Backup and check the "Delete files not present in source" box and it should save a bunch of time by cloning the new drive but not having to rewrite all of the apps and etc. that it already did last time. It's a bootable OS that you're backing up (cloning) here tho so do make sure by booting from it after the clone operation and spending a little time testing stuff.

    Another way is to partition the destination drive. Clone each OS version to a unique partition and APPs, data and etc. to yet another partition. Then rebooting with the Option key depressed (and that BU drive on-line) will allow you to boot into any OS version you have cloned, etc.
     

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