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Well, I would like to be able to have an image of my hard drive split up and stored on DVDs after I do a fresh install of MacOS and get it configured the way I like. Yes, time machine is great and all, but a 6 months down the road I doubt it will let me to back to day 1 and I really want to be able to have a simple image, on DVD storage that I can put in a drawer and save for any time I may need it. I tinker with my comptuer and operating systems alot so I find a great need for this. I am looking for something comparable to Acronis True Image that works with Mac OS Extended formatted drives. With acronis in windows I can easily clone from one hard drive to the next, make images that are split up at certain file sizes (like 4.7GB for DVD storage) etc. That is what I want, but Acronis doesn't work with Mac file systems.. can anyone suggest a good easy program that can do this for me?? Price doesn't matter. Let me know, thanks guys!!

- Mike

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Thats exactly what I'm hunting for, too. It's anoying to reinstall after a (self caused :)) crash playing to much with kexts...

 

CCC and SuperDuper ist nice, but on a hackintosh I see no way to restore it. I also tried to TimeMachine, but because the TimeMachine data was on my server - I had to copy it to an USB drive. The result: after hours of copying and restoring the system won't boot. I think it's because the disk was not prepared correctly. Thats possibly the main problem...

 

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Hmm, still no good solutions hu? There has to be something out there! As many people that use mac, there has got to be some drive image software for it.. if not, then someone needs to make one and they could be rich! Unfortunately I dropped out of programming school after 5 classes, lol.

- Mike

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Thats exactly what I'm hunting for, too. It's anoying to reinstall after a (self caused :blink: ) crash playing to much with kexts...

 

CCC and SuperDuper ist nice, but on a hackintosh I see no way to restore it. I also tried to TimeMachine, but because the TimeMachine data was on my server - I had to copy it to an USB drive. The result: after hours of copying and restoring the system won't boot. I think it's because the disk was not prepared correctly. Thats possibly the main problem...

 

Nemo

The EFI bootloader files do not get copied/re-installed that is why you do not get a bootable disk you need to install them manually after a restore.

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The EFI bootloader files do not get copied/re-installed that is why you do not get a bootable disk you need to install them manually after a restore.

 

Should the script here do whats needed to get the system to boot again after a restore? I use GUID partition and EFI boot loader

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry614798

- Mike

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Should the script here do whats needed to get the system to boot again after a restore? I use GUID partition and EFI boot loader

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry614798

- Mike

 

I always use the files I got from the URL below using the EFI v8 install instructions in the thread you need to have the files on a separate drive from the one to be install on as the drive needs to be unmounted before you can install the bootloader. BTW how is that BIOS working I have the same board and have been thinking of upgrading to it..

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...c=86167&hl=

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I always use the files I got from the URL below using the EFI v8 install instructions in the thread you need to have the files on a separate drive from the one to be install on as the drive needs to be unmounted before you can install the bootloader. BTW how is that BIOS working I have the same board and have been thinking of upgrading to it..

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...c=86167&hl=

 

The bios seems to work fine, Haven't had any issues with it that I can think of. I am not sure if it offers any benefit over previous versions.

- Mike

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