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    Backup advice appreciated
    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
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    I never use TM, rather much prefer cloning to two external SSDs. SuperDuper and Carbon CopyCloner are nthe best.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    SuperDuper and Carbon CopyCloner are nthe best.
    Can those two be used to restore individual files or are they mainly for restoring the whole HD?

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    Backup advice appreciated
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    Jan 07, 2008
    In Denial
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    Not sure I understand the question. SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner can both duplicate the existing drive. You can move individual files back or all of them, your choice.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Backup advice appreciated
    Rod's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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    I think that answers your question but to clarify a clone will, upon opening, have the same structure as your internal drive. You navigate the contents with the finder window. You can have one finder window open for the clone and one for your internal drive and drag and drop between them or compare contents.
    On Carbon Copy Cloner when opened you will see Applications, Library, System and Users. Opening Users will list all users on the device, in my case just me. Opening my folder displays everything in my Home folder, Desktop, Documents, Music etc.
    You can boot your computer from the clone and apart from a speed variation dependent on your connection it will be identical to running your internal HD.
    I have both, TM because it makes great incremental backups easily accessible though the user interface and while CCC does this too via Safety Net itís not as simple to access in my case but I only update my clone weekly. It could be permanently connected and backup hourly, it all depends on what you want.

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