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    Default How to image backup an osx86 hdd?

    Hey guys,

    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!



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    HI...

    i don't know the solution of the problem and for that i am really sorry but can you please lead me to a path which can shoe me how to get patched versions of OSX 10.4.8....

    Thanx
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    Acronis true image has worked great in backing up and restoring Hackintosh macintosh partitions. It's a sector byte for byte copy and doesn't recognize anything inside the partition so also empty space is copied. But it does work fast!
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    Another thumb up for TrueImage.
    I would add that zeroing out empty space in osx will help TI compress the image better.

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    How about Clonetool Hatchery. It has special features for cloning on hackintoshes.

    Edit: Just tried it. Worked perfectly without any extra "leg work" needed.

    Edit2: Having cloned about 5 partitions now on Hackintoshs, this tool rocks. It just works and can be run from within a running OS X. no need to reboot with a LiveCD/BootCD.
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    I suppose you could also use dd. I've used dd to do all sorts of things, including copying one drive from a two drive stripe set to a new drive because it was failing. No problem =)

    dd piped out to tar.gz would probably yield reasonable compression ratios.

    As far as Acronis goes, I've had really bad luck with their software. While I'm sure it's very fine stuff, and if it worked for me it would do a lot, it just can't seem to handle my configurations. Oh well.

    In the end, I usually use open source/unix tools whenever possible. dd, tar, grub, etc. These things keep me sane =)

 

 

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