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nrr7 05-15-2008 08:04 AM

Super Duper recovery onto a new hard drive
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!

dnanian 05-15-2008 08:49 AM

See my response to your support email (already sent), Natalie.

k8conant 06-15-2008 10:14 AM

I have a similar problem
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.

dnanian 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.

k8conant 06-15-2008 01:16 PM

Thanks, I'll try that.

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