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  Tiger's Powerful Migration Assistant
Subject:   CCC
Date:   2005-05-22 17:11:19
From:   pmccann
Might be worth mentioning that Carbon Copy Cloner doesn't work in Tiger (as per the page on Apple's site that you linked to, and also Mike Bombich's web page). On the other hand you can *clone* partitions using disk utility rather easily now, and psync (which underlies CCC's synchronisation ability) seems to work fine in 10.4. Well... modulo the new ACL capabilities (I've not tested whether they're preserved).
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  • CCC, Disk Utility and "clones"
    2005-05-25 13:39:48  jim_mac [View]

    A tip first and then a question:

    Actually, there is a work-around to get CCC to function in Tiger: open CCC by using sudo open in Terminal.

    My question is about the "clone" capability of Disk Utility. Does using the "Restore" command of Disk Utility to "clone" your boot drive work as well as CCC does to create an identical bootable clone? Are there any drawbacks to using Disk Utility for this purpose?

  • FJ de Kermadec photo CCC
    2005-05-23 01:42:26  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]


    First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to write, I really do appreciate it! :^)

    That is entirely true! I mentioned CCC in that article as it is only needed to back up and restore a Panther partition, from a system that is booted from Panther. In my experience, CCC can at times be more efficient and reliable when cloning partitions than Disk Utility in this specific context.

    Nevertheless, as you very rightly point out, Disk Utility now provides similar features in Tiger. :^) (Even though CCC and DU will both probably appeal to a different audience when both are Tiger-compatible)