Time Machine and Piracy?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by billandy, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. billandy macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    I'm just thinking what will happen if I make a "master" backup of the system and use it to restore other macs? Will it work?

    and more specifically since I'm thinking of upgrading my hard drive, can I transfer my system, applications and data in this way?

  2. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
    Yeah....the mods here aren't real big on talking about breaking your license agreement.

    And as far as back up your own Mac, the Leopard install DVD gives you a choice to back up from a Time Machine backup. Can we go ahead and lock this thread now?
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Well, is it a violation of the EULA? One should assume (hope?) that the other Macs would already have Leopard installed when they come out of the box. Hopefully the apps on the "master" TM image have the appropriate amount of licenses to make them legal to use as well.

    But in the end, wouldn't it just be faster and easier to use SuperDuper to clone the drive image from the disk?
  4. TJones macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    Well since it's just an externally attached USB or Firewire drive with a HFS+ file system and a backup folder for Time Machine why wouldn't the installer not be able to see it during the installation or at worst restore from the TM drive after the OS is done installing to restore all the user files and applications?

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