View Full Version : Does SuperDuper really clone the complete harddisk with partion for Mac & Windows?

01-01-2007, 10:27 PM
I have a MacBook, Intel Core Duo, 2GHz, 1GB Memory

Harddisk:- Toshiba 60GB (Partion 40GB - Journaled HFS+) & (Partion 20GB - MS-DOS FAT32).

I would like to upgrade my internal harddisk to 100GB.

Question: Does SuperDuper make clone for the complete hard-disk for both the 40GB and 20GB into the 100GB in single task?
If so, where's the new extra 40GB going to? the mac partion or th MS partion?

Or, I would have to clone twice? One for the mac, and another time for the MS partion?

Hope someone can explain more... Thank you in advance

01-01-2007, 10:39 PM
We do not copy non-HFS+ partitions, so this isn't something we can do... sorry!

01-01-2007, 11:02 PM
We do not copy non-HFS+ partitions, so this isn't something we can do... sorry!

In short, do you mean that SD can only clone the Mac hard-disk partion, and not the MS-Dos FAT32?

Hence, does this mean I need a difference software to handle the Windows partion in my Mac?

01-01-2007, 11:05 PM
That's right. We only copy HFS+ partitions - I'd suggest using Windows-based software to back up a Windows install: I think that's likely safest, since it'll be designed and tested with Windows in mind.

01-01-2007, 11:09 PM
THANKS for your quick and straight respond.

Anyway, there's nothing really important from the Windows partion.
I shall just forget it, and work only on my Mac partion.

Will try the SD, once I have the new harddisk ready.

Keep you posted, and thank you for the software.:)

01-03-2007, 09:27 AM
I'm not recommending Windows, but if you have to use it, install Parallels Desktop to run Windows. Parallels does not create a Windows partition so SuperDuper! will work. Also, Parallels eliminates the need to reboot into Windows, which is a productivity killer.

10-02-2007, 11:54 AM
I have an Intel MacBook Pro partitioned for the OS-X (.4.10) and since I need some Windows application software, a 32GB Fat-32 partition which I access via Mac's Bootcamp. I want to start using Parallels, and not necessarily Bootcamp) and want to know the best way to back everything up rock solid so that IF I have an install problem with Parallels, I can get back to where I am today.
I understood one thread in this forum to say I can create an Image of the Windows side, yet here you say I can't back it up. I am confused as to what to do. Please help. TIA.

10-02-2007, 11:59 AM
Unfortunately, we can't copy FAT32 drives, PetC. My general suggestion is to store Windows in a 'virtual disk' stored on your regular drive... but if you're already using BootCamp that's likely not practical.

There might be some Windows programs that would more effectively back up your Windows files, and would likely know how to restore them most appropriately as well...

11-02-2007, 12:44 AM
I backup to a sparse image on network storage, and I have used carbon copy cloner in the past. I've had some problems with it, but it appears that those are solved with 3.0.1. I am using superduper and like it better, but I keep CCC around because I can clone my NTFS partition to a sparse image with it.

I strongly suspect that it's not a perfect image in that I can't just push it back to the drive and expect it to work, but it does provide a backup of my windows files if I goober things up, I can manually push things back.