using timemachine as carbon copy cloner replacement?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by icedtea1996, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. icedtea1996 macrumors newbie

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    hello!

    im thinking of taking up time machine to do my backups. heres my situation though: usually i do every couple weeks (sure, not often enough) a diskimage of all my macpro files with carbon copy cloner on to an external hdd. this way i can take the external hdd any place with my macbook and have my macpro files available in addition to having a backup. if i take up using time machine, will i be able to extract individual files from the macpro time machine image when opening it up with my macbook (just like i can with the dmg i get from carbon copy cloner)?

    (both machines run leopard)

    hope that was clear, looking forward to any sort of feedback, cheers!

    a
     
  2. chscag macrumors 65816

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    Use both methods. Of course you'll need two external HDDs but at today's prices should be no problem. For the cost of a tank of gas for your SUV, you can get a nice 250 Gb USB external! :D
     
  3. icedtea1996 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well im looking to half the work not double it ;-) (and the costs)

    so the question remains: can i access individual files in a time machine image when using another computer than the one the image belongs to?
     
  4. icedtea1996 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. ddoonie macrumors regular

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    I have done it before, just copied the file over and worked on it... It works essentially the same as CCC, so just a matter of locating the file etc...
     
  6. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Should work fine. I even used to be able to see the files in Windows but for some reason I cant anymore... the folder just shows up as only a few KB (I have no idea where the files go when using Windows). Ive always been able to view them in OSX though.

    Really the only use I can see for stuff like Carbon is if you need a compressed disk image to burn to a DVD or keep as a single file. TM is faster since its uncompressed, and its kept in a folder which is more convenient to access.
     

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