View Full Version : Recovering from a drive failure... clarification

12-27-2006, 04:45 PM
Hi all. I've read through the SD! manual, but I need some clarification on recovering by booting from a cloned drive:

If my Startup drive dies, and I boot from a clone on an external FireWire drive, can SD! use the external drive to clone itself back to my first drive (after a reformat etc), even though it's using the system on the external drive at that moment? I ask because when I think of running diskwarrior (or another utility) the drive to be repaired cannot be the startup drive at that point.


12-27-2006, 05:05 PM
Yes: as long as you're not copying to the in-use drive, you're all set.

12-28-2006, 12:49 AM
Excellent. Thanks!