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Any utility to backup OSX partition?


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My OSX image from a clean install in Ghost 8 is about 1.5gb using high compresion mode. The secret is to zero-fill the partition you are going to install OSX since Ghost can not recognize Osx filesystem and so it can not determine which data is worth and which ones is not (for example data present from a previous windows installation in the same disk space).

 

If you make a complete format of the destination partition the entire partition will be filled with 00 00 00 ... and so Ghost would be able to compress the non used space.

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I used Ghost8.0 to backup my OSX partition(about 6GB), but ghost files is about 28 GB(14 files).

It is weird. Is there any tool/utility to back it up in reasonable file size?

 

you have to disable journaling first in your OSX partition before doing the image backup.use cocktail tools to disable mac osx journal extended partition then continue to backup your partition. i was doing this to grow up my partition from 8GB to 25GB.

 

 

good luck :blink:

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you have to disable journaling first in your OSX partition before doing the image backup.use cocktail tools to disable mac osx journal extended partition then continue to backup your partition. i was doing this to grow up my partition from 8GB to 25GB.

good luck :angel:

 

 

Cocktail will encounter "AppleScript error" on my system...

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