Thread: File backup of 10.5?
05-31-2012, 05:31 AM #1
File backup of 10.5?
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- May 31, 2012
I have a PPC G5 tower which is installed with Leopard. Unfortunately I've misplaced my Leopard disk, though I still have my Tiger disk.
Using a Finnix disk I've taken a dd clone of the whole drive as a backup, but my concern is whether this would be of any use should I put in a larger drive (there are stories of restores to larger drives keeping the original size).
So my question is, would it be possible to take a file backup of the main partition and reinstate these files following an install of Tiger?
i.e. Install Tiger, set fresh partition info, overwrite Tiger with Leopard.
Thanks for any advice. (:
05-31-2012, 03:33 PM #2
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I don't know about the program you used to do the cloning. I do know that either SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner can be used to clone from a smaller drive to a larger one without compromising drive space.
And yes, you should be able to install Leopard over Tiger provided you use the proper Leopard DVD - preferably a retail (black) version.
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