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What's a good way to back up my entire Leopard drive?


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Basically I have all my settings perfect on my disk, and I want to be able to back up the entire thing, partitions and all, so that I can reformat and experiment with the disk. How should I do this? It's formatted GUID and has EFI_8 installed. Should I do it from Windows using MacDrive?

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I haven't found a way to back up and restore a Hackintosh boot drive yet. I've tried cloning with Disk Utility, Time Machine, SuperDuper!, and Carbon Copy Cloner, and in all cases, restored drives won't boot. It's no problem on a real Apple Macintosh with any of these utilities. I get the most accurate clones with SuperDuper! 2.5. Other people have had success cloning Hackintosh boot drives, but I've had nothing but failure, and it's a pain in the neck. I've had much better luck just building new boot drives from scratch.

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Acronis True Image is the only solution I have for you - tried all the rest. It is a copy disk-to-disk strategy which produces a bootable clone. However you need the target disk to be larger or same size. It pays to have the source disk size as 20GB.

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