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Using Disk Utility To Restore

361 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2006 9:01 PM by Jpfresno RSS
Henri J. Blits Calculating status...
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Sep 3, 2006 10:22 AM
Last month I did a Disk Restore onto my large external hard drive using Disk Utility.

I would like to do that monthly, so as to ensure that whenever I add, change, delete data, configurations, etc. on my internal hard drive..that I have the latest restore data..plain and simple.

My question is: In doing subsequent disk restore maneuvers on a monthly basis, do I need to manally delete the previous month's restore data from my external hard drive or will it just overwrite (like copy and replace) the current data on my ext drive?

I don't want the restore feature to duplicate any data from previous transactions on my ext drive. That's why I am asking. Does anyone know?

Thanks,
Henri


Powerbook G4, 1.67Ghz Superdrive 2GB RAM   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Sep 3, 2006 12:27 PM (in response to Henri J. Blits)
    Disk Utility->Help->Restoring files from a disk or disk image

    You can choose to erase the destination disk and then have the disk image copied to it. Alternatively, you can choose not to erase the disk and add the disk image information to the current contents of the destination disk.

    As I read this, if you don't erase the previous copy, when your restore, everything that's on the source will overwrite similarly named items on the destination. You cannot do incremental updates using DU's restroe function. For that, you need something like Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper!, etc.
  • Jpfresno Level 4 Level 4 (3,020 points)
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    Sep 3, 2006 3:16 PM (in response to Henri J. Blits)
    Hi Henri,

    Some FWHDs come with Dantz Retrospect Express. That and Baltwo's two are the most mentioned and recommended in the Forums. A search on "backup" may generate some more.

    I think both SD and CCC are free. :~)
    Early PC G4 AGP (Sawtooth) 1 Ghz (Sonnet) 832 Mb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Do not start vast problems with a half vast mind.
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Sep 3, 2006 4:53 PM (in response to Henri J. Blits)
    Thanks for the feedback. Carbon Copy Cloner http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html is free to those in the education field and donationware otherwise; SuperDuper! is $28 shareware, downloadable only from http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html. Do a google search for backup to find the details for the others.
    G4 450 MP Gigabit, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Jpfresno Level 4 Level 4 (3,020 points)
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    Sep 3, 2006 9:01 PM (in response to baltwo)
    Hi Baltwo,

    Thanks for the $ correction. I'm using Retro E w mu OWC Mercury FWHD.
    Early PC G4 AGP (Sawtooth) 1 Ghz (Sonnet) 832 Mb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Do not start vast problems with a half vast mind.

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