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    Time Machine alternative for PPC Mac G5 10.4.11 using classic mode
    I still have this Mac that I use for many reasons including Classic for a Accounting application.

    I am concerned if it dies how to I recover a bootable OS when I need to rebuild the Mac.

    I have the APP and Data files backed up to my Cloud drive, that uses Time Machine for my other network newer Macs, very useful.

    I do not have any of the Disks for the G5. What can I do to create a Disk, or Disk Image to boot from.

    Not clear on how to do this?

    Thanks

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    Time Machine alternative for PPC Mac G5 10.4.11 using classic mode
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    If you can't find any older apps used for backing up or cloning...you can always do things the manual way:

    - Install the OS on a 2nd HD.
    - install all your apps manually (one by one).
    - Copy all your files over manually.

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    Time Machine alternative for PPC Mac G5 10.4.11 using classic mode
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    Have a look at SuperDuper. Older versions are available that date back as far as 10.2 Make sure to to read carefully and get the right version for your OS. Keep two things in mind:
    1. You can’t use a USB drive and be bootable. FireWire drives usually work.
    2. Tine Machine backups are not bootable under the older OS versions.
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    I do not have any of the Disks for the G5. What can I do to create a Disk, or Disk Image to boot from.
    As well as Super Duper as mentioned above, Carbon Copy Cloner is also available: Download CCC 3.4.7 for use on Tiger (10.4):
    https://bombich.com/download#unsupported

    You also have the option of creating an Image using Disk Utility.app. Its Help will show you how.





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    Time Machine alternative for PPC Mac G5 10.4.11 using classic mode
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    [Make sure to to read carefully and get the right version for your OS. Keep two things in mind:
    1. You can’t use a USB drive and be bootable. FireWire drives usually work.
    2. Tine Machine backups are not bootable under the older OS versions.[/QUOTE]

    have done my YE backup via Time Machines and thought I would try out Superduper.
    can I put super duper on same drive?

    is there a different version for Sierra, high Sierra and Yosemite?
    I have external drives all with 3.0 usb...would that be sufficient?
    what is firewire drive?

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    You would have to partition the dtive and have Time Machine backups on one partition and SuperDuper backups on the other partition. I'd probably avoid doing that though because there is one major flaw with that arrangement: If your backup drive fails it could ruin both the Time Machine and SuperDuper backups leaving you with nothing.

    As for your other questions:
    1. The current version of SuperDuper works with OS X versions 10.10 and above including the current one (Mojave). That version will not run on your G5. Links to older versions of the program can be found on the right side of this page. The links start just below where it says System Requirements.

    To find out which version of OS X you have boot the G5 and choose "About This Mac" from the Apple menu at the left. The nextwindow that appears shouldtell you which version of OS X is installed.

    2. The USB drives should work. The G5 has USB ports but they will not transfer at USB 3 speed. Not a big issue it just makes things a bit slower.

    3. Firewire is simply another way of connectinghard drives and other peripherals to the Mac. Those drives are usually a bit faster than USB 1 or 2 but tend to cost more. Since you hace alreadgy got USB drives I wouldn't worry about Firewire.
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    Time Machine alternative for PPC Mac G5 10.4.11 using classic mode
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    thanks for the info but need help....
    you said:

    1. The current version of SuperDuper works with OS X versions 10.10 and above including the current one (Mojave). That version will not run on your G5.

    am I missing something? what is G5?

    I'm running 10.12.6 OSX

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    G5 is pre-Intel, such as G5 iMacs and G5 PowerMacs.

    Depending on the capacity of the CPU they can only run up to OS X.5 Leopard maximum so pretty old machines.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Time Machine alternative for PPC Mac G5 10.4.11 using classic mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by lori5060 View Post
    thanks for the info but need help....
    you said:

    1. The current version of SuperDuper works with OS X versions 10.10 and above including the current one (Mojave). That version will not run on your G5.

    am I missing something? what is G5?

    I'm running 10.12.6 OSX
    Ignore that G5 part then. I confused that part if the initial post in the thread with part of your question. I'm putting on my dunce cap now. So to recap:
    1. The current version of SuperDuper should work for you. Carbon Copy Cloner will also work. It's really a matter of which you prefer.
    2. The USB drives will work as a backup option.
    3. No need to worry about Firewire drives if you don't already have them.

    My statement about having Time Machine Backups annd Carbon Copy Cloner backups still stands. Having both on the same drive is probably not good.

    You can boot your Mac from a Time Machine backup made with the recent versions of Time Machine. I still prefer a clone made with SuperDuper because you can boot from the clone and get right back to work. In a major failure you have to wait for Time Machine to restore the OS.

    To be honest there's room in a good backup plan for both Time Machine and "cloned" backups amde with SuperDuper or something similar.
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