04-20-2008, 03:26 PM #1
bare-metal recovery backup for a Mac
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- Jun 15, 2007
is there an application that will do a total bare-metal backup of my 10.5.2 macbook pro: applications, documents, os.
i run TimeMachine and backup over wifi into my ntfs home network, it works well enough but i think i dosnt do everything.
i would not be able to recover if the portable got stolen (its unique shape says take me), damaged (i off the motorcycle) or just bricked out. i am seeing lots of posts here where the macbook just stopped working and i have experienced it first hand. it happens to you just once and gone is any feeling of love.
it takes a long time to restore by manual methods:
-the installed applications
-and then setup the portable back to what your familiar with.
for example setting up my bluetooth devices is a pain.
04-20-2008, 04:28 PM #2
- Member Since
- Dec 31, 2007
- MacBook (early 2006): 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, OSX Leopard and iPod 5th Gen 30GB
I'd highly recommend superduper. It forms a bootable disk image which you can boot to with no problems
I used it when I upgraded my HDD, and I had no problems with it. an external HDD may be a good investment, and you can schedule updates to your disk image, so it's always up to date.
Hope that's useful
Dave"Windows users swear at their computers, Mac users swear by their computers"
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