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Old 08-21-2008, 02:46 PM
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SD Upgrade Mac to Leopard

Hi

I'm new to SuperDuper and just want to confirm that I've understood it right before I start upgrading my macmini from Tiger to Leopard. But also I've got a couple of questions about SD in general which I'll ask at the bottom of this post.

::The Upgrade Process::
- Get a firewire drive and create an image on it of my macmini
- Install Leopard (formatting the macmini)
- During the install a migration tool pops up and I then access the image from the Firewire drive and copy all my apps / settings back, but this won't overwrite the Leopard install I've just done.

Is that right?

::SuperDuper Questions::
1. After I've created an image in my Firewire drive I can't use it for anything else. e.g I can't also use it for time machine without having to format it again and lose the macmini image?
2. (This questions follows from the first question). Once I have an image from my macmini I can't then create another image of my macbook without losing the image of my macmini?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Chris
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:55 PM
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Assuming by an "image" you mean you're using "Backup - all files" to write directly to the drive, yes.

If you partition your FireWire disk appropriately into multiple volumes, each volume can be used for something different -- one for your backup, and others for other purposes.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the quick response,

Yes, I've done some further reading and get the idea about partitions now. SD looks just the job!

You didn't comment on my understanding of my upgrade does that mean it should work as I've described?
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:23 PM
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That's what my first line was referring to, sorry. Yes, it should work as described.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:24 AM
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Excellent, thanks. I'm off to buy a Firewire drive now.

As a thought it'd be handy to have a forum section called something like "Drives I've used with SD which worked like a dream" thereby getting the SD community to make a list of good drives rather than everyone pestering you for that info.

Anyway, have a good weekend and thanks for your time.

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:52 AM
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