OS X Firewire Backup Drive that Boots

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    I want to keep a backup of my MBP in case the drive fails, so I don't lose work time. But, I also want a drive I can boot off, so that if the internal drive literally dies I can keep working. So I bought an 80GB backup hard drive.

    Now how do I backup to it so that the backup image boots?
     
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    psync wins!
     
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    im able to boot off my lacie fw drive, 250gb and in 3 partitions and ive got 10.5 installed to one of them and thats what im on right now
     
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    It failed to boot... just sat there with the firewire symbol on the screen when I hit T at boot.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Arg, fails to boot.
     
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    i think i used 'c' when it starts up to choose which drive i want to boot off of. dont really remember tho.

    as for making a bootable backup, i use 'carbon copy cloner'. does the job right.
     
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    Option button worked, but the psync copy failed. I'll try carbon copy cloner.

    I guess I can gzip most of the files/directories once it copies to save some space?
     
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    Cr0mulent Werewolf: The Last Warrior

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    carbon copy cloner sucks.

    I highly recommend superduper. I bought the license for the program because it is so good. I just installed leopard which has basically the same functionality with time machine but I that wont be available for 6 months.
     
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    Carbon Copy Cloner is great. Works like a charm, boots, will sync the backup iamge to your drive at any time you want it to, and has excluded directories for pron. Win!
     

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