Am I missing something? I haven't used CCC in years, and I remember it was always incredibly slow.... but the current version doesn't seem to do anything at all.<br><br>I tell it to back up to a new disk image, encrypted, and it creates the image file and shows a progress bar but never prompts me to pick a password. An hour later, the progress bar is still spinning but the drives are silent and the image file is still 120k. Three tries all went the same. I can't Stop, either, I have to force quit.<br><br>Failing that, how would you recommend duplicating an entire drive? Drag-and-drop in Finder won't work--some files either have "special permissions" or are the "wrong kind of alias" (symlink maybe?) and thus the whole copy fails midway. I'll never track down all such files, but I really just want the whole drive copied. If not Finder or CCC, then what?<br><br>I may just try Time Machine, though all I need is ONE copy, not ongoing backups.<br><br>TIA!<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Are you running it from an admin account? <br>I downloaded the new version about 6-8 weeks ago... and it saved my bacon when my boot Raptor died. <br> Edit: There's a big "padlock" icon at the bottom of the window; click on it, enter an admin user's name and password, and you can then run a backup, even if you're in a non-admin account. <br>There's always Super Duper... but I prefer CCC.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by NucleusG4 on 04/05/08 04:07 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Thanks for the suggestions.<br><br>I never log in as admin (on that machine) but I did enter my admin password when prompted. I think CCC just has a bug with creating disk images. I worked around it: made my own disk image and then mounted it manually and used is as the destination.<br><br><br>("Restore" MAKES a clone? I wouldn't have thought of that. You can clone one external drive to another?)<br><br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
From the help menu..<br><br>Carbon Copy Cloner uses tools built-in to the operating system to back up your data and clone your hard drive. Rather than using proprietary archival methods, CCC backs up your data to an ordinary filesystem that you can browse in the Finder or to a standard disk image like those you download over the Internet. Need to restore a file? Simply browse your backup device and copy the file right in the Finder. If you backed up to a disk image, just mount the disk image and locate the file. If you would like to restore an entire volume, the procedure is exactly the same as it was for creating your original backup: use Carbon Copy Cloner. To restore, simply select your backup as the source and the replacement drive as your new target. CCC also creates bootable backups so you also have a "rescue" drive at hand should something happen to your original.<br><br><br>
Right--I just always thought the term Restore would refer to copying FROM a backup, a one-way trip. I can see how it might actually be able to work opposite its name though!<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I'll give SD a try some time--I went for CCC just because it's what I used to use years ago. (It's been a long time since I backed up anything but my Users and Applications folders--by drag-and-drop.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Does Restore make only a full copy of the HD, or can you select a subset?<br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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