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Robster
02-16-2008, 07:43 AM
Hi

This really is an odd question and I am looking for advice.

During the rather long wait for SuperDuper to move to Leopard I used Carbon Copy Cloner for my backups. (I have 5 drives that I rotate and clone my internal drive to so that I have a several good backups going back several weeks.

Paranoid I know BUT it has saved my rear end on a number of occasions.

Anyway, now SuperDuper is here I have swapped back to my MUCH preferred backup solution.

Now for the question.

Would Smart Update be good enough and give me a good solid clone or should I Erase and back up on each disk first time?

Cheers.

Robin

Jeffus
02-16-2008, 08:39 AM
Would Smart Update be good enough and give me a good solid clone or should I Erase and back up on each disk first time?

Hi Robster, I think you will find that SD's Smart Update will give you the "good solid clone" you require and obviously it'll be bootable. Presuming your drives are bootable drives. Some aren't. See SD's exellent Help menu. Also remember using Smart Update it will not only add extra folders to your clone drive but also remove any that you have deleted from your boot drive. So that both your boot drive and cloned drive are identical. Reading your question again I presume you are using SD to backup to SD and not CCC (don't know if that's possible). If you are attempting that, then you would be better doing an erase and full backup all folders on all disks in SD.

Jeffus.

Robster
02-16-2008, 09:58 AM
Normally I do SD to SD.

But as I have been without SD for sometime the clones I have were created and backed up by CCC.

Now I want to know is Smart Update to one of these going to be a good clone, or should I erase and Clone them directly with SD before reverting to Smart Update in the future?

Robin

dnanian
02-16-2008, 11:48 AM
Smart Update should work fine.

Robster
02-16-2008, 03:47 PM
many thanks.

Robin