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bdahm 09-17-2007 09:16 AM

Meltdown Recovery
I've been using SD for some time to create a copy of my iBook HD on an external FW drive. I have no problem booting to and running from the FW drive.

In a worst case scenario, I can see my internal HD dying altogether. Here's my question. When I install a brand new HD, where would I do the restore from? Would I install SD on the new drive and do it from there, which would mean I would already have to have an OS installed on my iBook, or would I boot to the external FW drive and restore or clone the data from there back to my HD? Which is the way to go?


dnanian 09-17-2007 10:02 AM

You'd start up from the backup (which has its OS on it, right?) and "Backup - all files" from the backup drive back to the new internal.

bdahm 09-17-2007 10:19 AM

Meltdown Recovery
You are correct, sir. The OS is on the backup as well. The backup from the external FW drive to the new iBook drive should be a piece of cake. Thanks for confirming this approach :) .


edoates 09-21-2007 01:16 PM

Supposing the computer from which the SD backup was performed dies. If I get an essentially identical computer, should I just be able to boot from that FW backup drive on the new computer, then do a full SD backup to the new computers internal system drive?

I tried that, and the result has some problems: HELP doesn't function at all (it looks like it tries to start, then just dies: all HELP, not just SD); if I start SD and try to schedule a backup, I get a message that there was an error (no addition specification of the type of error) in the script. There are probably other issues as well, but I've just found those.

The computers in question are essentially identical iMac G5, 1.8Ghz, 1GB memory, internal 250GB computers; they were bought at the same time about three years ago, one for my daughter and one for my spouse (don't ask...).

Is there something else I need to be doing to restore to a different computer that was backed up?

++++++ in another thread, I found this, and it seems to work:

Do the following command in Terminal:

Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister \
-kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user


Eddie O

dnanian 09-21-2007 03:04 PM

Exactly what I was going to suggest, Ed -- rebuild LaunchServices.

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