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Old 09-26-2008, 06:12 AM
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Re: Yesterday my Mac crashed

- I don't trust apple at all.
- I can boot from the external hard drive and I don't need the install disc
- I have all the files like on the macbook and I can see them also on a pcs with macdrive installed.
- With the time machine you can go back 1 day, 1 week ecc. With super duper you have only the last state of your hard drive. For me it's enough.
- Super Duper makes a 1:1 copy. I don't think the time machine does so...
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:12 AM
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Re: Yesterday my Mac crashed

Smooth... If you depend on Time Machine for backup and lose your main hard drive, you will need your system disk. To access the stuff on Time Machine, you have to first use the System disk to reinstall the OS then restore from TM.

As sirespen says, with SuperDuper, you make a clone image of your hard drive that is a bootable image. To restore you just boot from the backup drive (or partition) and clone the opposite direction. You can set up SuperDuper to do a "smart" (synchronized) backup every day so that the most data you'd ever lose is anything created or changed since the last backup which is a heck of a lot better than losing it all. SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner are the only two programs that create a _bootable_ drive. I like SuperDuper because of the great customer support and the $30 share ware feel is quite reasonable.

You can partition that 750GB drive and use one partition for the SuperDuper Clone. I have 2 internal 750GB internal drives, partitioned for main boot drive, MP3s, and Photos. The second drive is an exact duplicate of the first.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:20 AM
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Re: Yesterday my Mac crashed

Quote:
- I don't trust apple at all.

I get it now, should everything get funky SD/CCC lets you get *everything* right back to how it was.
And TM can let you grab just that the file you've lost/deleted.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:25 AM
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Re: Yesterday my Mac crashed

You can also do that with super duper, but only the last state, There also a few other features, but the best thing is to take a quick view on the users manual:

http://www.box.net/shared/59lgb9e0ye

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Old 09-26-2008, 07:10 AM
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Re: Yesterday my Mac crashed

Thanks you for your help.
I hope that your mac holds up for you.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:12 AM
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Re: Yesterday my Mac crashed

I also can recommend both:
CCC and SuperDuper.
I use Carbon Copy Cloner on my Power Mac G5 Dual Desktop and SuperDuper for the backup of my MacBookPro.
Before I actualize Software I backup.
In case I deleted something - in my case the elder one of two epson printer drivers I had installed - I can easily get it back until I do the next backup.
I only have the current files - no older versions or files I already got rid of.
I would not like to search for the differences in the files with the same name but different content.
That saves a lot of time in case of a crash!

P.S. A friend of mine had a harddrive in his two weeks old iMac that broke down.
Unfortunately he did not backup so far....
That teaches that you always should backup....
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:49 AM
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Re: Yesterday my Mac crashed

After a few days of testing I must say that backing up with the time machine was subjective faster. Well, the developers of super duper recommends a fire wire hard drive. I use a usb 2.0 drive...
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