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Chuck Silverman
07-02-2009, 10:43 AM
I am purchasing a MBP. Currently I am using an iBook G4 ( OS 10.5.7). SD backup is to a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) external FW drive which is partitioned. I would like to have my MBP look exactly like my iBook (same files and apps.) How would I do this? Doesn't the external FW have to be a GUID formatted drive?

Thanks

C Silverman

dnanian
07-02-2009, 11:58 AM
I've already replied to your support request, Chuck, but basically when it prompts you to 'copy from another Mac' during your first boot, point it at either the original Mac or a full SuperDuper! backup (made directly to a drive, not to a disk image file).

Chuck Silverman
07-02-2009, 12:43 PM
Dave

I've highlighted my iBook backup. Is this where I would point the new OS, to what I have highlighted?

As I mentioned in my post, does it matter how the backup (partitioned) disk is formatted. I was told it needed to be formatted as GUID for the new Intel Mac.

And, I want to continue using SD with my MBP. Anything special I need to do or just continue using as before?

Thanks

Chuck

dnanian
07-02-2009, 12:46 PM
When it prompts you, yes - that's your backup volume. The partition scheme doesn't matter for the migration. (The format type is not the same as the partition scheme.)

Nothing special to use SD!, no, but if your new Mac is an Intel, the drive should be repartitioned using the GUID/GPT partition scheme.

Chuck Silverman
07-02-2009, 01:07 PM
When it prompts you, yes - that's your backup volume. The partition scheme doesn't matter for the migration. (The format type is not the same as the partition scheme.)

Nothing special to use SD!, no, but if your new Mac is an Intel, the drive should be repartitioned using the GUID/GPT partition scheme.

My new Mac is an Intel.

#1. Do I repartition the drive after I migrate?

#2. After repartition as GUID/GPT, will I then lose all the information there?

#3. After repartition, do I then point SD to one of the partitions on the drive?

I am backing up now, off schedule, to see if I get any more error messages.

Thanks a million Dave.

Chuck S

dnanian
07-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Yes, you repartition after you migrate. Unless you use iPartition, changing the partition scheme will erase the drive. And yes, the point of partitioning is to create a properly partitioned drive (even as one partition) so you can start up from it when you make your new backup, from the new Mac.

Chuck Silverman
07-03-2009, 10:14 AM
Yes, you repartition after you migrate. Unless you use iPartition, changing the partition scheme will erase the drive. And yes, the point of partitioning is to create a properly partitioned drive (even as one partition) so you can start up from it when you make your new backup, from the new Mac.

hey Dave

many thanks for your responses. I will migrate when I receive my new MBP. After migration, do I then reformat the ext FW drive as GUID and _then_ repartition? I know this question may fall outside the Super Duper purview. I hope you have a moment to answer it.

best,

Chuck S

dnanian
07-03-2009, 10:28 AM
GUID is not a format, it's a partition scheme. When you partition you'll chosoe both the partition scheme (GUID) and format (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)).