virtually any OS using DOS or Linux like file systems can be dumped into an image file using Ghost or, for the less experienced, TrueImage. That image file can be used for a bare metal restore afterwards.
Neither Ghost nor TrueImage can recognize hfs+ partitions. For sure I could create an image in 'forensic' mode a. k. a. sector-by-sector. However that's unbelievably slow and results in a horrible large image file which can only be restored on exactly the same hdd size and geometric.
Is there any image backup tool which can be booted from a removable media which is aware of hfs+ partitions? I'm looking for a bootable CD or DVD which can mount an smb share, create an image file there and dump the entire hdd content including mbr and partition information.
Please note that I don't want to install anything on the hfs+ partition. The hdd content shouldn't be altered at all. SuperDuper!, CCC and the so would only be of use if they could be started of an osx86 boot media.
Thanks in advance!