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astrodog
01-09-2012, 03:11 AM
I maintain a few SD! backups.... generally I just smart update the internal drive to a backup volume.
Is there any benefit to booting from a different drive, before then cloning my main drive to its respective backup - so no changes occur to the drive being cloned during the cloning??

dnanian
01-09-2012, 08:44 AM
The benefit is that you'll get a more accurate copy, since the source won't be changing.

astrodog
01-09-2012, 05:46 PM
Do you think this equates to real world advantages to the reliability of the clone??

dnanian
01-09-2012, 05:53 PM
Not in most user cases, no. But if you want to make sure that everything is in a fixed, known state, it's the way to go.