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Old 10-25-2009, 02:19 AM
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Fullproof way to backup Snow to an image ? acronis or time machine or anything?

what is the best way to backup the entire partition?
including bootloader on the partition and all.
In case something goes wrong in the future, so I don't have to repeat the past 2 days of troubleshooting and can restore to this current setup

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Old 10-25-2009, 03:01 AM
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:31 AM
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thank you.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:02 PM
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I think no mac backup software will save the mbr or bs, as macs dont rely on that for booting.
So for using Time Machine and the like you need a bootable usb or cd with chameleon to be able to restore the partition and then reinstall the bootloader.
Or else you could try clonezilla or acronis but probably you would need to do a sector by sector backup.

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Old 10-25-2009, 08:49 PM
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Does disk utility not work anymore?

I mean on Snow, sorry haven't played with it yet.

Because that's already installed, no need for third party anything, and the only thing you need to restore is to boot from the install disk.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:12 PM
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sector by sector.. thanks!
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:10 AM
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what is the best way to backup the entire partition?
including bootloader on the partition and all.
In case something goes wrong in the future, so I don't have to repeat the past 2 days of troubleshooting and can restore to this current setup

Thanks
I think the best solution is CopyCatX . I know it's not free (I am quite sure that won't stop you to try it) but it's the fastest by far.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:05 AM
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I think the best solution is CopyCatX . I know it's not free (I am quite sure that won't stop you to try it) but it's the fastest by far.
Backing up is easy, the question is how the restore would work on a non-efi machine when your system partition wont boot, does CopyCatX's Recovery CD boot in a hackintosh? I suppose it doesnt...
The easiest way IMO is having Chameleon installed in a USB or DVD, booting from there and restoring from Time Machine or any Disk Image based backup using the install DVD.



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