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omarkn
07-19-2007, 10:42 AM
Good day !

I don't have a FW HD, only a USB2 one.

Can I backup and then restore (the whole system & everything)
from a DVD ? This would have to be done more rarely then, if poss.

Thank you,
BW; Omar K Neusser
OS 10.4.9, G5_PPC

dnanian
07-19-2007, 10:48 AM
I'm not sure I understand: you want to back up to/from a DVD, or you want to use the System DVD to restore?

omarkn
07-19-2007, 11:28 AM
Just wanted to back up to/from a DVD,
instead of a FW harddisk,

if this is possible, didn't find anything in the User's Guide.

BW, Omar K Neusser

dnanian
07-19-2007, 11:31 AM
It's not possible: we don't support optical media.

timlance
07-19-2007, 04:42 PM
I've used a USB2 drive for a year now. It's a cheapo NexStar enclosure with an old rive in it. it boots my MacBook Pro fine (yeah, I got lucky).

omarkn
07-19-2007, 06:04 PM
I've used a USB2 drive for a year now. It's a cheapo NexStar enclosure with an old rive in it. it boots my MacBook Pro fine

old rive = what's that ?
d'u mean an old HD ?

(yeah, I got lucky).

But anyway you're sure lucky,
i'll try it on my USB drive to see how it'll turn out...

Thankx for the advice :-)

bw, Omar K N

chris_johnsen
07-19-2007, 06:35 PM
Omar K N, PPC-based machines (you said you have a G5 in the first post) cannot boot off of USB drives. It is only the Intel ones (timlance said he has a MacBook Pro) that have much of a chance of booting off of USB drives.

timlance
07-19-2007, 08:41 PM
Yeah, I missed the OP's statement of G5. OTOH, you can get many PPC (all G5 ?) to boot from USB 2. I do not have immediately at hand the StepSet from macosxhints but can verify it worked on my old 1 GHz G4 PowerBook and a 1GHz eMac.

And, yes, I meant to type "old drive."