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MacBook Pro - bare-metal recovery backup for a Mac

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thanks everyone.

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.
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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


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