OS X :: Carbon Copy Clone - Size / Brand External Hard Drive

Nov 1, 2010

I have a MacBook from Christmas 2009. I'm very happy with it. I am using an external HD, a Western Digital Passport with 500 GB for my Time Machine backups. The MacBook seems to have a 250GB hard drive, but no firewire connection. So far I have used up about half of my WD Passport external with Time Machine backups. I have about 6500 photos and almost 12GB of iTunes music, and I don't want a catastrophic failure to cause me to lose it all. In addition to the Time Machine backup, I'm considering using Carbon Copy Clone with an additional external hard drive for a complete backup. I'm not very Mac or programming savvy, so I'm looking for an idiot proof method. What do you guys think of CCC, and what size/brand external HD do you recommend? I think CCC has to have an HFS+ formatted drive. I don't want to keep it connected all the time, but I would like to occasionally clone the MacBook harddrive so I always have a fairly current bootable backup.

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OS X :: Partitioning Drive For Carbon Copy Clone

Feb 9, 2010

I'm about to partition my WD passport into two section . It's 120 gigs and I'm going to use 100 gigs to back up all by media on my mac (pictures music video) and then I'd like to have a 20 gig section for extra flexible storage/transporting files from computer to computer, including PCs. So carbon copy cloner says the drive has to be formatted to HFS+ but in disc utility I don't see HFS+ under partition/format. also for the smaller partition what would be the best format for what I described above?

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OS X :: Can Carbon Copy Cloner Clone My Internal Drive?

May 27, 2010

Can Carbon Copy Cloner clone my internal drive and media drive on one bootable back up?

I believe time machine can but I like the idea of bootable back ups.

What I want is. 250GB internal + 500GB media CLONED to 1TB drive.

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MacBook :: Partitions Of External Hard Drive - Carbon Copy Cloner For Power Based Mac

Mar 3, 2009

I want to partition my external hard drive for my g4 power based mac running Leopard.I will have one partition for Time Machine and the other for Carbon Copy Cloner.Here are my questions:1. Which partition scheme should I choose for Time machine?2. Does Carbon Copy Cloner work the same way for non-intel macs as it does for intel? Do I need to click on the OS 9 check box to make my version of CCC bootable (I want a bootable clone)? Which partition scheme should I choose for Time machine?

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OS X :: Rename My Backup HD Using Carbon Copy Clone?

Aug 24, 2010

Is it possible to rename my backup HD (using Carbon Copy Clone) without recloning the main HD?

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Mac Pro :: Using Carbon Copy Or Super Duper Clone

Apr 4, 2008

What would be the best way to apply back the clone created by Carbon Copy or Super Duper to Mac Pro

1. Boot from Mac Pro and then restore from the clone, or
2. Boot from the clone and then restore

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MacBook Pro :: Booting From Carbon Copy Clone

Jun 29, 2012

I bought a Retina Macbook a couple of days ago, and rather than migrating with Setup/Migration Assistant from my old MBP (2.26GHz, running 10.7.4), I wanted to start fresh & manually migrate the stuff I want to keep for the new machine. My intention is to wipe the old MBP with a fresh Lion install for my wife. As a precaution (in case I forget something crucial) I made a Carbon Copy clone of the old HD, saved onto a 2TB Seagate Backup Plus external drive. The Seagate is USB3, with optional adapters for Firewire and Thunderbolt.

I formatted the drive & setup 2 partitions, both MAC OS Extended (Journaled), GUID partition, one for the clone, the second for general storage, and the clone process went smoothly. I checked that I was able to boot from the clone on the old MBP, with no problems. However, when I attempt to boot the clone on the Retina MBP, I get the grey screen & no entry sign. Same if I try through system prefs, startup disk.Why the clone will boot onto the old MBP, but not the Retina?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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PowerPC :: Carbon Copy Cloner To IBook Hard Drive?

Mar 18, 2009

I just bought another iBook G3 from a friend, but it's running Jaguar 10.2. I have a PowerBook running Tiger 10.4 and would like to use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my PowerBook's hard drive to the iBook's. I already have a procedure in mind but would like some confirmation:

1) Hook the iBook to the PowerBook through Firewire 400 and boot the iBook into Target Disk Mode so the PowerBook is booted and the iBook is a hard drive.

2) Open Carbon Copy Cloner and clone the PowerBook's Macintosh HD to the iBook's internal hard drive.Now, this would work fine and essentially upgrade the iBook to Tiger and copy all my files too? Or would this wreck everything?

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PowerPC :: Carbon Copy Cloner - Second ATA Hard Drive Into My Mac G5 Dual 2.5?

Jun 2, 2010

Im having trouble understanding how to work this. I read the instructions up and down and it does not indicated anything what so ever. I just plugged in my second ATA hard drive into my mac g5(dual 2.5) I now want to copy everything on my original harddrive onto the harddrive I just put in. HOW? Everyone keeps telling put just click copy everything, and Im aware of that. But whhere do I copy it to? It says "New Disk Image or Choose Disk Image" I cant find my other hard drive in either of those options. My source disk is my original hard drive but I do not know how to target my new drive.

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OS X :: Backed Up With Carbon Copy Cloner - Size Of Ext HD Different

Aug 1, 2010

I have two external drives I use. One as a primary, and one as a back up. I back up with Carbon Copy Cloner now (super duper was soooo slow) and it works like a charm. Except when I right click and get info on both drives, they are different sizes (by 6GB), yet when I do list view and see the calculated sizes, they are the same! And yes, the trash is empty!

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Applications :: Intelligent Cloning - Carbon Copy Cloner To Mirror Any Changes Made In Original Hard Drive

Aug 27, 2010

I have an external hard drive with lots of media files, and now I backed this up to an identical external hard drive. I wanted to use Carbon Copy Cloner to mirror any changes made in the original hard drive, but I have now tried this for the first time, after having moved some files around. Now instead of moving those files on the other hard drive, CCC just copied these files from the original hard drive, something that takes much longer. Is there any program that could do this more intelligently? (moving files on the backup drive instead of copying them over from the original drive again?)

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MacBook Air :: Can Laptop Be Backed Up Using Clone Software And External Hard Drive

Sep 1, 2014

I want to find the best way for a new college student to back up her MacBook Air files.  Can she use cloning software and an external hard drive?  I'm unclear if the Air supports attaching an external hard drive.

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MacBook Pro :: Do Have To Copy Individual Files Or Can Copy Entire Folder To External Hard Drive

May 27, 2012

Do I have to copy each file individually or can I copy an entire folder to external hard drive?

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1

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OS X :: How Good Is Carbon Copy Cloner For BU - External CalDigit ESATA

Jul 3, 2010

Running a MacPro with both Leopard and Snow Leopard os drives.I was wondering if it was possible to use CCC to back up my Snow Leopard drive by running CCC when booted in Leopard and vice versa?This way the os drive being backed up will not have processes running when being copied. I will just designate the SL drive to be backed up and point CCC to my external CalDigit eSATA

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OS X :: New Drive - Re-install Leopard Or Carbon Copy?

Dec 27, 2008

i will get my new 500GB seagate drive in the mail i was just wondering if i should fresh install. or just go for the standard CCC. doing a fresh install would take hours because i would need to install tiger the upgrade to leopard, then software update. then copy all the info from my old drive

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OS X :: How To Clon And Copy The Content From One An External Hard Drive To New Hard Drive

Oct 14, 2009

with cloning/copying the content one an external hard drive onto a new external hard drive. Basically, I have a 500GB FW400 drive which I use to store my media files. It's full, so I purchased a 1TB FW800 drive to replace it. Obviously, I thought I could simply copy and paste the media files from the old drive to the new one.I cannot copy the media files to my internal drive first as my internal drive is only 250GB and nearly full itself.I have used Disk Utility to attempt to close the old drive to the new drive, but keep getting "insufficient space" errors.

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Cloner Backed Up To A Drive Can't Find?

Oct 8, 2009

CCC kinda went on the fritz for me tonight. About 80% of the way through my scheduled backup task, I noticed my backup drive wasn't even connected. Also, about 40 GB had been copied, whereas a typical backup usually backs up only a few MBs.
After halting the backup I noticed that the Macintosh HD had grown by about 40 GB.I'd like to erase the duplicate data before running another backup, but I can't locate the extra data. I checked the size of the Users, System, Library, Developer, and Applications folder and they add up to the approx. 60 GB I had before the backup.

My iStat shows another drive called "backup1", but a search for that in finder yields no results. Also, Disk Utility doesn't show another drive besides Macintosh HD (I have the actual backup disk disconnected at the moment).

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MacBook Air :: Backup Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

Apr 16, 2010

I recently upgraded my iMac G5 which was running mac 10.5.8 to an iMac intel 10.6. I took the HD out of the G5, put it in an enclosure, and formatted it. Can I use that drive as a backup drive on my Macbook Air using Carbon Copy Cloner? The drive in the enclosure is powered so there should be no strain on the Air's system?

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Intel Mac :: External Hard Drive Size Choice?

May 21, 2012

I am having issues with my iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 (Random freezing up).  I took it to the local Apple Store and an associate suggested I back up my hard drive before bring it in for diagnosis.  He suggested a 2 TB external drive but others have told me that is way too large.  I have heard everything from nothing larger than a 500 GB drive and even one self proclaimed computer wizzard says I can get by with a 10 GB thumb drive.  What is the right size and if it is a 1 or 2 TB drive, why do I need such a large one.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Can Make A Carbon Copy Cloner And Time Machine Backup On The Same Drive?

Sep 21, 2009

Just wondering if this was possible. I only own one 500gb firewire drive and don't want the Time Machine app that came with my MBP to just sit there uselessly while I use CCC.

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Mac Pro :: Copy Data From Old External Hard Drive To New One

May 25, 2008

Probably a stupid question but I can't figure this out as it is not covered in the User's Guide or in the FAQs on the Fantom website. I have an PowerMac G4 with an old Fantom 120GB external drive which is nearly full. I have purchased a Fantom Drive High Speed USB 2.0 (750GB.) How do I transfer data from my old Fantom to the new one?

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OS X :: Cannot Copy Data To External USB Hard Drive

Aug 17, 2009

Macbook pro 13' running 10.5.8 has intermittent issues with usb 2.0 mass storage drives but not jump drives. Here is the issue, my gf just got a brand new mac book pro 13'. This is great for her no more asking to use my unibody macbook. She plugs in the drive I have used for a very long time with my mac my pac etc. with not a hint of issue. The drive shows up copy's stuff off ok. However when it came time to return the data back to the drive it gets about 10% through and just hangs. Here is what I have done. I first thought ok might need a reboot. Then I went with the ok I will check her disk for issues. This is a 3 day old mac book by the way. I found random permissions errors with quick time which has never been run. After the fix the issue goes away for that boot.

The issues seems to come back after a re-boot or so. I go ok enough of this I format the mac with the system disk, then I update to the latest updates from apple. Plug in the drive and still having issues. Run the permissions repair same issues exactly format to format. I have also run the deep test off the system disk the machine checks out through that so I have ruled out ram on her system as a possible culprit. I am at a loss on this machine. I have gone so far as to format the external drive replace the data from my network server and try that. Still no luck. On my box there is no issue it time machines great it copy's data like a usb 2.0 drive should.

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MacBook Pro :: Plan On Copying Stock 250GB Toshiba Drive 1:1 With Carbon Copy Cloner?

Nov 20, 2010

WD 6.3cm (2.5) 500GB SATA WD5000BEVT 5400 8mb [WD5000BEVT]

I believe that is the one without WD's free fall sensor (or whatever it is called)?

I can get a very good deal on it (41€). I plan on copying my stock 250GB Toshiba drive 1:1 to it with Carbon Copy Cloner.

Would this drive be good?

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OS X :: External Hard Drive Format - Mount On Pc - Copy More That 4 Gig

Apr 3, 2009

Alright, so My ipod is formatted for windows when formatted in this you can only copy chunks of 4 gig things using it as an external. but if you change the formatt of it to take all sizes, then it's not compatible with mac and pc. =/ i had it originally formatted for pc because i just recently got a mac book pro and it's my primary computer. well on to the hard drive trouble that is related i'm borrowing my friends external to get a 8 gig file from my pc to my mac. it's formatted in fat32(windows and mac read) but that format only allows for a 4 gig max to be put on it at one time. so i guess i'm outta luck there, i've looked at JR split but who knows it that will work. My main q is, i'm going to be getting my own personal external soon and i want to know whats the best way to format it that it will mount on my pc and my mac and allow me to copy more that 4 gigs of stuff on it at a time.

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OS X :: Dmg File Unable To Copy To External Hard Drive?

Aug 15, 2009

I have OSX leopard as a disc image on my desktop. When I try to copy the .dmg file over to my external hard drive it copies for a while, then an error message says it can't copy it over and stops. I'm really confused as this sort of problem doesn't usually happen.

I'm running Tiger 10.4.11 and I want to install Leopard. The Leopard disc image is 6.66GB.

I can't burn it to a DVD either because the discs I have are 4.7GB & the .dmg is 6.66GB. Do I need to buy a bigger DVD blank disc?

Another question is how I should burn the disc. Should I simply burn the .dmg file straight onto a DVD (if I can get one that is big enough!) using Disc Utility?

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OS X :: Won't Copy Applications From External Hard Drive On To New Imac

Dec 21, 2009

ive had an imac g4 for 4 years and the other week the logic board gave up, i took it to a mac repair shop who advised me the repair would cost 600 pounds!! i decided its best to invest in a new imac (running snow leopard if that makes a difference) which im going to buy over the holidays.

the old hard drive has been removed,cased and ready to go. i plugged it into my girlfriends macbook which read it as an external drive... great so far

here comes the question. the drive has all my apps and personal bits which i dont want to loose or reinstall. do i simply drag the applications across on to my new machine? primally interested in iphoto and itunes. will i loose these music files and 4 years of photos?, or can i navigate into the app on the hard drive and drag the files into the new itunes/iphotos on the new machine?

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MacBook Pro :: Copy Files To An External Hard Drive?

Mar 14, 2012

I want to drag files to an external hard drive as a hard copy. I have already set up "Time Machine".

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.1

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MacBook :: Can't Copy Files To External Hard Drive

May 26, 2012

I have had both my MacBook and external hard drive for over three years now, and have never had a problem. In the last week, my external hard drive stopped letting me copy files onto it. When you try to drag and drop it just comes up with the blocked symbol. I have tested this with other hard drives as well and keep getting the same error. I've read other forums where it seems the answer is just to reformat the hard drive to the correct format, but I've never had a problem before so it seems strange that the format would just suddenly change. 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Copy Entire Folder To External Hard Drive?

May 27, 2012

Can I copy entire folder to external hard drive?

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Intel Mac :: Copy IPhoto To External Hard Drive

Jun 26, 2012

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