OS X :: Create A Bootable Backup Of Internal Hard Drive?

Jan 22, 2010

I used Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable backup of my internal hard drive. I was wondering how you initiate the bootable backup if I do have an internal hard drive failure? Do I just plug the drive in and power the computer on? Are there any other steps/precautions I should consider.

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OS X :: Backup Strategy - Make Bootable Clone Of Internal Drive?

Oct 8, 2009

I am planning to buy a 500GB laptop harddrive, put it in an enclosure, and use CarbonCopyCloner to make a bootable clone of my Mac's internal 500GB Drive. This way, if there is a problem with my internal drive, I can just swap in the cloned drive and boot from that, never missing a step. However, I am wondering if this is a good strategy. What if something else fails on my mac like the motherboard - would I be able to boot my cloned drive on another mac?

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MacBook Pro :: Create A Bootable Disk Image Of Hard Drive?

May 17, 2012

Is it possible to create a bootable disk image of my hard drive onto an extrenal firewire hard drive?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Virtualbox Bootable Image File From A Bootable Usb Flash Drive

Jun 1, 2012

I created a bootable usb drive on a windows pc using windows 7 to install windows 8 preview and want to make a copy to install in virtualbox on my imac and burn to a dvd that will work on pc. 

I've tried using disk utility to create an image and get a file ESD-USB.dmg, but virtualbox won't boot a dmg file. 

I tried converting it in the terminal with: 

hdiutil convert -format UDRO -o windows8.iso ESD-USB.dmg 

but the resulting file was windows8.iso.dmg. I changed the name to windows8.iso, but even so, virtualbox complains it's unbootable. 

I tried the terminal command: 

dd if=/dev/disk4 of=windows8.iso 

but virtualbox complained that it's not bootable. 

I tried the terminal command: 

cat /dev/disk4 > windows8.iso 

but virtualbox complained that it's not bootable. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Create A Bootable Backup Of It?

Feb 29, 2012

I've just bought my iMac which came with no backup/bootable software discs at all (unlike new PC's). So from my over an hour reading from GOOGLE with conflicting answers from what I can gather "Time Capsule" cannot create a bootable copy of your hardrive ... So, I as have a 1TB harddrive with the iMAC some questions I have are :

1. ) Do I need to purchase a 2TB external hard drive (minimum) to create a clone of the current harddrive & any future information stored on it as I intend to backup once a month. It "MUST" be a bootable backup as I have no discs!

2.) Is there any "cloud" storage services that I can make a bootable backup on that which can be accessed later to download via another PC or MAC to a harddrive/memory stick etc. & then uploaded to the new replacement hardrive in my iMAC?

3.) Off the subject altogether but just thought of it! I hate the keyboard with the iMAC even though its stylish it isn't lit which isn't helping me at night! So when using my old keyboard (which does light up) can I tell the iMAC to use the sign in the normal place rather than the number 2 key as well as other keys which are in different places on the iMAC compared to a PC keyboard !!!

Info:iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7; 8GB of DDR3

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MacBook Pro :: Remove The Backup From Internal Hard Drive?

Apr 28, 2012

I currently have about 143 Gb of memory taken up on my internal hard drive as Backup.  

At least this is what I see when I go to About This Mac / Storage 

I have an external back up drive so really need to free up that area of the disc... 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Can Backup System With Internal Hard Drive?

Aug 22, 2014

I want to download a new software for my mac but a message pops up and says it recommends i back up my files on time machine. Can you back up on an internal hard drive or do you need an external hard drive to do it?

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OS X :: Create A New Bootable Drive Without Wiping Out The Data In The Original Drive?

Jan 7, 2010

I have an '05 mac mini (pre-intel chip) with OS X 10.4 that while trying to transfer a file to an external hard drive gave me a blue screen (that wouldn't go away). After a hard shut down, I get to the apple and spinning wheel but nothing else happens.

My goal is to get to my files on the mini and put them on an external drive (specifically my itunes folder)

Is there some other way to repair this? I have 17 GB left on the main hard drive. Could I partition it and create a new bootable drive without wiping out the data in the original drive?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Bootable Drive Supersedes Internal Drive

Mar 17, 2012

I did a backup to a partitioned firewire drive using superduper

I want to keep the drive hooked up and on because I save other things to the other (non superduper) partition.

But when I restart my imac, it invariably chooses to boot up via the superduper partition instead of the interior boot drive of the mac.

Do I always have to shut the fw drive down and restart it AFTER booting up imac?

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Hardware :: Making Bootable Clone Of Internal Drive?

Oct 16, 2009

I have been a user of SuperDuper! for some time and understand the process of making a bootable clone of my startup drive. The other day, my bootable backup drive crashed. It was an Iomega that had been partitioned and worked fine as a bootable backup until the drive itself failed. The Iomega was a Firewire 400 drive.

When I bought a replacement, I bought a Western Digital FW 800/400, USB 2, eSata connection system. 1 TB. I partitioned it and created a bootable clone with the latest version of SuperDuper! The operation went smoothly until I tried to actually boot from the newly created clone. I could select the clone from the Startup Disk panel, but my Mac refuses to boot from it. It looks, then says, "Hmmm! I think I'll start up from the internal drive." I have another WD FW 400, USB 2.0 drive and it is bootable as well as a LaCie FW 400 that I can make bootable. Only this one drive that has no specific FW 400 port will not boot. I tried it as FW 800, no dice. I connected with the adapter cable to the FW 400 port, no joy.

I can return this WD drive for exchange. My question is should I expect the same results if I exchange it for another drive of the same type? Or is there a chance that a new drive of the same type will work?

PowerMac, dual G5 2 Ghz, OS X 10.4.11. It has a FW 800 port as well as FW 400.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Bootable Snow Leopard Flash Drive?

Mar 28, 2012

I'd like to create a bootable Snow Leopard Flash Drive, after upgrading to Lion. I have multiple Macs with some expensive legacy software and an Apple USB modem (32 bit) I use out in rural areas. I'm assuming this will be a viable solution

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Intel Mac :: How To Transfer All Data From Old Internal Hard Drive To A New Internal Hard Drive?

Feb 10, 2012

How do I transfer all data from my old internal hard drive to a new internal hard drive? I have an iMac with a 320gb internal HD that is full and I am replacing it with a 2tb internal drive. I have several external drives; 1 tb, 2tb and 3 tb. The 2 tb is being used for Time Machine. Do I have to buy an enclosure? If so, where would I get an inexpensive one? I also want to partition the new internal drive for Windows, and I'm not sure how much space to use for that. I plan to use Windows to check my work in PowerPoint created on my Mac for clients on PCs.

iPod shuffle, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Applications :: Migration Assistant - Update Backup Bootable System Drive Image On External FW Drive

Sep 29, 2009

When I eventually upgrade to Snow Leopard, I'd ideally like to do a fresh install (I did Tiger>Leopard as an upgrade install), but I really don't want to have to go through the hassle of reinstalling all my apps afterwards. So, would the following work as a best-of-both-worlds alternative?

1. Update my backup bootable system drive image on my external FW drive
2. Wipe the drive in my MBP and do a fresh install of SL
3. Use the Migration Assistant to automagically copy all my data and apps over from the backup drive as if I was upgrading from an old Mac to a new one

On paper at least, it looks like it ought to "just work"... but I'm wondering whether or not Migration Assistant will work between a Mac and an external drive, or does it have to be between two actual Macs?

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PowerPC :: Macbook Bootable Backup - Bootable On Non Intel Based?

Mar 4, 2010

I just recently purchased a Macbook, and I created a bootable backup of the system. The macbook boots from the backup, but when I try to boot from the backup on our G5 and also our Powerbook G4 it will not work. The G5 does not even see the bootable partitions I created, and the G4 sees them, but when I select the partition to boot from, the computer just restarts and boots from the Powerbook hardrive. We are having to send the Macbook back for some small power issues, and we need a bootable backup of this sytem that works. Does this have anything to do with the fact that the Macbook is an intel based computer and the Powerbook G4 is not? Also, the macbook is running Snow Leopard, and the Powerbook is on Tiger.

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Windows On Mac :: Creating Bootable Backup Of Entire Drive?

Jan 3, 2011

Currently I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (400GB) and OSX 10.6(100GB). I mainly use windows 7 (don't ask why). Anyways I am wondering how I can create a bootable backup of my entire drive (both partitions) form my windows side. Also the software should be able to handle incremental backups, so that the backup don't forever and ruin the backup drive. I have tried a few different pieces of "cloning" software but they don't seem to handle the GPT partition (the efi partition?) very well. I don't know much about partitions. My goal is to create a fast (incremental) bootable backup so if I plug my backup drive in and hold option down four (2 windows and 2 osx) bootable partitions should appear. If that is not possible switching the hard dives is also an option.

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OS X :: Backing Up System Drive - Time Machine Or Bootable Backup

Mar 11, 2010

I am going to backup the main system drive though. I'm thinking shall I use Time Machine to back it up or use a 3rd party application to back it up and make it boot-able at the same time?

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MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive Not Bootable?

May 24, 2012

Yesterday I installed a new keyboard, additional RAM, and a new larger hard drive.  I have a 17" Macbook Pro.  The new hard drive is a Seagate 750gb 7200rpm drive.  Prior to swapping the drive out, I used Time Machine to backup my old drive, and it's backed up to an external drive.  After doing the hard drive install, I formatted the drive and partitioned it 150gb and 600gb (approximately).  I was running OSX10.5.8.  When I plugged in the external drive to boot, it worked fine.  How do I get the OS onto the new partition?  The original OSX disc doesn't recognize or even offer as an option the new drive.

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OS X :: Can Make A Bootable External Hard Drive

Aug 16, 2009

I was installing a software update on my mother's Intel iMac. While installing, the iMac told me that there was a problem and to contact the software manufacturer. When I went to reboot, it would not. All I get is the universal sign for stop (circle with a 45 degree angle line through it). My mother has no backups whatsoever. She needs her information. I am in need of a safe way to retrieve her information.I have tried the basic help from Apple's site--nothing worked. A friend told me that I might be able to boot the computer from a bootable external hard drive and pull the information off that way.

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Applications :: If I Delete Files Off My Internal Hard Drive, Will It Still Be On My External Hard Drive

Nov 12, 2009

if i delete files off my internal hard drive (Macintosh HD), will it still be on my external hard drive or will it just add to it?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Make External Hard Drive Bootable

Jun 25, 2012

I want to make my external hard drive a bootable drive, how do I do it?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), I want to upgrade my lion.

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MacBook Pro :: Backup With Partial Internal Drive

Nov 3, 2010

I am planning to change my current HDD drive with new intel SSD, so I need to back up all the files on my current disk. The capacity of my current HDD is 320GB, so I made an equal partition, 160GB-160GB. Since there's just 120GB occupied in my HDD, I assume I can back up it with the alternative partial 160GB, sounds feasible? Another problem, after replacing it with SSD, should I just make the internal HDD external, and plug it to the macbook pro using USB to install all the OS and files?

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OS X :: How To Create A Bootable Cd

Oct 5, 2010

I purchased an app online, and seeing as they had an option to download the app, I downloaded it. (I do believe I still have available to me the option of the cd to be shipped, but I'm not sure) Now I need to use it in a way that requires it to be booted off a cd... The software downloaded was in a disk image format. Are there any specific instructions/steps I need to take in order to ensure that I produce a bootable cd? I'd hate to waste a perfectly good CD-R by a stupid mistake of making it non-bootable.

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OS X :: How To Create A Bootable CD/DVD From A DMG

Nov 21, 2008

I am trying to figure out what the best way is to create a bootable DVD frm a DMG file?

Upon first purchasing Leopard 10.5 way back when it came out, I decided to back up the disk on my computer by creating a Disk Image. Turns out it was a good move because now that I need the disc, it seems to have picked up a big scratch on it's surface, and it simply refuses to mount at this point...

I can use either Toast or Disk Utility to accomplish this task (or the terminal if absolutely necessary, but I would really prefer using one of the GUIs I've just mentioned). I was hoping someone would be gracious enough to provide me with instructions on what would be the best way to create a bootable DVD from this DMG file.

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OS X Mavericks :: Independently Backup Two Internal Drives On One External Drive

Jun 21, 2014

My Computer: Mid 2010 - 15" MacBook Pro - OSX 10.9.3 My Past Issue:

I have two internal drives, one SSD one HD. I have my OS and applications on the SSD and my home folder on the HD. I have an external drive that I was using as a time machine backup and had no issue backing up both drives. The problem arose when I needed to restore my computer. Time machine had backed up the data as basically one drive, so when trying to restore it wanted to load all the data onto either the HD or the SSD ONLY. I was unable to restore as the combined data was to large for either drive. I was able to get my computer back in working order, but would like to avoid such a catastrophe in the future. My Current Issue:

What I am hoping to accomplish would be to partition the external drive, and then have two independent time machine backups. One for the SSD and one for the HD. This way I would be able to restore the drives separately in the future if needed.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Way To Make A Backup Of Time Machine Backup On A 2nd Hard Drive?

Mar 9, 2012

Is there a way to make a backup of your Time Machine backup on a 2nd hard drive? I want to be doubly sure that my data is backed up!Right now I get an error saying that the second hard drive isn't authorized to copy my Time Machine data from the original hard drive I have set up as my Time Machine.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Create Backup Copy Of Lion On Thumb Drive

Jun 6, 2012

How do you create backup copy of Lion on a thumb drive?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4), After Apple Software UPDATE, crash.

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OS X :: To Create Bootable SD CARD

Jan 11, 2011

I've been trying to create a bootable SD card (transcend 32BG). I follow all the instructions but when it tries to boot after using the installation disk it ends up stuck on the gray screen.

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OS X :: How To Create Bootable ISO From Folder

Mar 6, 2009

I have the folder and files of an Operating System which I want to make an ISO of.

I want to create a BOOTABLE ISO so I can burn it to DVD and install.

How can I do this? I also have Toast v10

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OS X :: Applications To Create A Bootable DVD?

Feb 4, 2010

yesterday my mac wouldn't boot-up(froze at the spinny circle thingy below the apple). I did get it fixed though... with disk utility off the leopard installation dvd. Now i am wondering if it is possible to create a bootable dvd...

btw, i have tryed clone x 3, but it is way to expensive and there is no "finder" like app...

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OS X :: Create A Bootable Key Using Leopard?

Feb 21, 2010

I would like to know how i can create a bootable pen drive for to install windows 7 on my netbook.

(i want to install windows 7 not on my macbook but on a vaio netbook)

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