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brisk98 Oct 17, 2002 07:28 PM
Using Disk Copy for backup
I have a iMac G3 slot-loading with OS 9.2.2 and I want to upgrade my HD. Can i use Disk Copy 6.33 to transfer the contents of my hard drive to the new HD? Will it be bootable and will all my apps still work?
 
raskol Oct 19, 2002 05:02 PM
The best thing is to try it and see. Always double-check what you have done. Don't burn any bridges until you have tested the new ones!

In general yes that is what Disk Copy is for. It will make exact images of any disk bootable or not. The problem is with Disk Copy you need to be able to boot from another drive like a CD and run Disk Copy from your current boot drive and write the image to another drive. i.e. you cannot be imaging a drive and modifying it at the same time. This can be difficult on an iMac unless you have an external hard drive or network. Disk Copy is not really a backup program it is more for making copies of CDs and Floppies. But it can work for this purpose.
 
brisk98 Oct 19, 2002 10:21 PM
Backing up
Raskol- Your tips are very helpful. Thanks for the reply.


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Originally posted by raskol:
The best thing is to try it and see. Always double-check what you have done. Don't burn any bridges until you have tested the new ones!

In general yes that is what Disk Copy is for. It will make exact images of any disk bootable or not. The problem is with Disk Copy you need to be able to boot from another drive like a CD and run Disk Copy from your current boot drive and write the image to another drive. i.e. you cannot be imaging a drive and modifying it at the same time. This can be difficult on an iMac unless you have an external hard drive or network. Disk Copy is not really a backup program it is more for making copies of CDs and Floppies. But it can work for this purpose.
 
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