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brich
01-10-2006, 08:57 PM
Dave,
Do you know if the new Intel-chipped iMac (for example) will allow users to start/re-start with Option Key (into open firmware) to select a bootable external or internal cloned backup volume? I'd be highly disappointed if this functionality went away with the migration to Intel chips.

dnanian
01-11-2006, 01:43 AM
Option-boot is still there, but SuperDuper! cloned volumes won't work until we release an Intel-compatibile build... the disk formats are quite different.

brich
01-11-2006, 08:38 AM
Option-boot is still there, but SuperDuper! cloned volumes won't work until we release an Intel-compatibile build... the disk formats are quite different.

So, if someone wants to migrate from a current G4, say, to a new Mactel, they would need to use the Apple migration utility instead of cloning their external firewire backup over to the new Mac (if I understand you correctly)?

Do you have a timeframe for releasing a 'universal' SuperDuper build? I find your app indispensable for my home office....thanks!

dnanian
01-11-2006, 01:05 PM
That's absolutely right. You would NOT way to try to boot an Intel machine from a non-Intel mac: the partitioning scheme is different.

We don't have an official timeframe for the Universal build, but we're working on it... it'll be a free update for all users.

mm2270
01-19-2006, 05:01 PM
I'll be very interested in updating our copies to the universal build myself once that's out. I find SD! to be the best tool for cloning systems, and I'm going to be doing a whole lot of cloning in just a few weeks for new iMacs that our company will be ordering.

I hope I'll be able to use SuperDuper when the time comes. I would hate to have to set up all those new systems separately.

Oh, and thanks for making such an indispensable application.

dnanian
01-19-2006, 05:04 PM
Thanks, mm2270. I'm looking forward to seeing the production hardware myself! :)