Time machine on PowerPC

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  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Forum,

    I recently got an ibook power pc running Leopard.

    I would like to use an external HD for Time Machne.

    I am going to partition this HD in disk utilities.

    Can anybody answer the following:

    Under options in disk utility, should I choose GUID or Apple Partition Map?

    If this mac breaks down I would like to use this hard drive to migrate onto a new intel mac.

    Is there any cloning free or shareware out there that allows a bootable clone of my HD?

    I can't get CCC to be a bootable clone with my power pc.

    Thanks,

    cfs
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    If you plan to boot a PowerPC-based Mac from the hard drive, it must be formatted as Apple Partition Map. If you plan to boot an Intel-based Mac from it, it must be GUID. But either machine can use the drive to store data regardless of which you format with.

    CCC has never failed me, but you could try SuperDuper! which will also make a bootable copy of a hard drive.
     
  3. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    S if I use Time Machine on my power pc and my power pc break down on me, can I buy an new macbook and get alll my data back?

    Thanks. sorry for the questions but i git myself a bit overwhelmed when I realized both of my macs where a bit different.

    cfs
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Yes.
     
  5. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    really sorry again, but does this mean that I should use the GUILD partition or does that not matter.

    cfs
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    That does not matter, only if you want to boot from the external drive, which is not possible with a time machine backup, as all the data is stored in a folder.
     
  7. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thnanks for all your help.
     

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