View Full Version : Super Duper recovery onto a new hard drive

05-15-2008, 08:04 AM
In the middle of my most recent backup - my computer's hard drive crashed. The backup did not complete and so it was not restored to a bootable state. I was running a smart update so the information from the previous backup is still on my external drive.
I just got a new hard drive in my machine.
What is the best way to recover this data? If i copy the external drive onto my new hard drive using Super Duper will it screw up the new internal drive's "bootability" - this is obviously the drive that needs to run the computer.

Please help asap.
Thank you!

05-15-2008, 08:49 AM
See my response to your support email (already sent), Natalie.

06-15-2008, 10:14 AM
However, my SuperDuper wasn't running at the time. I have a backup from 6 June 2008 and I'm up and running on the new disk. I can read the backup volume but I can't boot from it nor can I repair permissions. I can't run SuperDuper to move the stuff back to my new drive, because SuperDuper is only on the backup and I get a special permissions error if I try to copy it back to the new hard drive.

06-15-2008, 12:22 PM
OK. Sounds like you should clean install to the new disk, then -- when prompted to 'copy from another Mac' -- point it at the backup and it should bring in your applications and data.

06-15-2008, 01:16 PM
Thanks, I'll try that.