Shirt Pocket Discussions  
    Home netTunes launchTunes SuperDuper! Buy Now Support Discussions About Shirt Pocket    

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > SuperDuper! > General

 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 08-25-2006, 09:52 PM
ablatt ablatt is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2
Bought MAC for daughter - need to back up

I am a Windows XP veteran and finally caved and bought the first MAC in our household for my daugher who is going off to college.

It is a MacBook, with 1 GB RAM, 80 GB hard disk.

Got it all loaded up and she's off to school soon.

I've used Ghost and Acronis on XP PC's many times and both products allow you to image a boot disk (C to a file on another disk (say D. You can then typically boot from CD and restore the file from D: back to C: and carry on where you left off.

I've read some stuff on SuperDuper, CCC and Deja Vu.

So here are my questions.

1. What external drive should I buy? Should it be USB2 or Firewire? I've read that the Intel MacBook supports booting from an external USB2 drive but is Firewire better or safer (probably faster)?

2. Can I image the internal MacBook hard disk to a file on the external drive? Is it a complete image including OS etc...

3. If the internal drive fails or gets corrupted, how do I get the image back from the external drive onto the internal drive (new or existing)?
Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A SuperDuper Back Up Strategy Bagelturf General 3 09-09-2007 02:23 PM
Back up failure K Tamura General 1 03-06-2006 11:41 AM
Back up issues (slow) boboso General 5 08-11-2005 02:36 PM
Can I use SuperDuper to back up my OS and use that to start another computer? Emerson General 1 05-27-2005 10:34 AM
AirPort Extreme update got you down? Roll back! dnanian General 0 04-20-2004 10:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.