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AdP 08-20-2009 11:01 AM

Newbie question (diskwarrior and Superduper!)
Hey guys (and gals!)
here is my story
My macbook HD died because of an invalid node structure :mad:, diskwarrior successfully created a new directory but couldn't replace the defective one, it was too damaged. I was able to preview the replacement directory, and fortunately my home folder (180 Go!) was intact. I saved it on an external HD.
Now, I did a complete backup of my HD on a bootable external USB HD using superduper. BTW thank you so much Superduper! You are my life savior! :)
The only problem is that I did this last backup in March 09! more than 5 months ago! :(
So, I would like to replace my home folder from the backup drive by the one I recovered from my doomed HD, and I would like Superduper to do a smart update of my March 09 home folder by the recovered one...
The way I would like to do this is as follow:
1- replace my internal HD by a new one
2- boot from my backup drive and format internal HD as mac OS extended (journaled) and do a complete restore from my backup drive using superduper!
3- turn off and restart from internal HD
4- launch Superduper and do a smart update of my home folder in my backup drive with the recovered home folder that I saved on a 3rd external HD.
5- turn off, boot from backup drive and do a smart update of my home folder in the internal HD from my updated backup drive.
6- turn off and restart

What do you think?
Is that the correct way to proceed?

Thanks in advance for your help and advice

dnanian 08-20-2009 11:04 AM

OK, you can't really Smart Update "just the Home folder", because it would end up erasing everything else on the drive.

Have you been running from your external or from the doomed internal?

AdP 08-20-2009 11:07 AM

Yes I am currently running my mac from my external backup.
Ok, if I can't smart update only the home folder, can I, from step 4, start from restored internal, replace the home folder on the backup drive by the recovered home folder, then step 5, boot from updated backup drive, and do a smart update of internal drive?

dnanian 08-20-2009 11:21 AM

Why not just install the internal and copy your backup, on the external, to the internal?

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