View Full Version : Any probs using a back up as a utility drive?

02-12-2008, 02:38 AM
Are there any issues booting from a back up to run say Disk Utility or Diskwarrior (when Leopard version out) to repair the source drive?



02-12-2008, 09:52 AM
You might find that the tool can't unmount the original drive, if the backup has a different name than the original.

02-13-2008, 08:50 PM
I'm using Tiger, but I use disk utility and DiskWarrior from my back-up drives to repair, etc. my main drive. Drives have different names, not sure I've ever had any "unmount" problems, but then I probably always just reboot to the main drive once the utilities are done.