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Old 12-13-2007, 04:22 PM
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Disk cloning with Leopard until SuperDuper comes out?

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First, I appreciate that you're taking the time to get SD right.

In the meantime, do you have any suggestions for how to clone a disk using Leopard? I recently installed Leopard on an external FW drive and got everything set up to see how I like it. After a week of ironing out the kinks, I'm ready to migrate that install onto my main internal HD. I normally run a Sandbox on my other internal drive, but I'll just wait until the next version of SD comes out for that.

Do you have any suggestions for how I can clone my external FW to my internal drive? Obviously I can't do it while booted from my internal (Tiger) drive, since that's the one I'm replacing. And I can't use SD booted from my FA drive, because it's running Leopard.

I'm a loyal SD customer and that's not going to change. If you can recommend a way to do this or another program that would help me out temporarily until SD comes out, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:30 PM
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How about using "Disk Utility" and its "Restore" tab?
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:37 PM
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How about using "Disk Utility" and its "Restore" tab?
I'm not familiar with that function. Could you elaborate a bit or point me to some info please?

Much appreciated.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:45 PM
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have you read the Help info in Disk Utility? It is very good.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:05 PM
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have you read the Help info in Disk Utility? It is very good.
Thank you. I did look at the help files. It mentions copying a disk image to another disk, or copying the contents of a disk to another disk. Nowhere does it say anything about whether such copies will be bootable.

The disk image copy doesn't help me, since I want to clone a full copy of my Leopard install - not a disk image. And as far as I can tell from the Disk Utility instructions, simply copying the contents of the Firewire drive (Leopard install) to the internal drive won't make a bootable copy.

Isn't that why programs like SD & CCC exist?
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The copy, if done directly to a properly set up drive, should be bootable (and is easy to check)...
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