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DiskUtility Restore option???
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badidea
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Sep 7, 2005, 03:37 PM
 
I think I need some ideas here!
I just wanted to restore my system HD to another HD because I realized that I accidently formatted this 160GB HD when it was connected to the internal ATA controller and that's why I only got 120GB capacity...
(I have 4 HDs and 2 were connected to the internal controller, 2 to the Acard PCI card - now all 4 are connected to the Acard)

2 weeks ago I had already done this (that's when I made this error) and the restore option from DiskUtility worked without problems!

Now I can only choose a source HD but the destination option is always greyed out!

Why?????
Any ideas?

(and yes, I know about CarbonCopyCloner)


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badidea  (op)
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Sep 8, 2005, 05:29 AM
 
Anybody?
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Barry
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Sep 8, 2005, 11:01 AM
 
Try erasing/reformating the destination drive??
     
TheSpaz
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Sep 8, 2005, 03:15 PM
 
The destination is ALWAYS greyed out... try dragging a disk there... it should pop right in. I have no idea why Apple did this.
     
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Sep 8, 2005, 03:16 PM
 
Yep... I just checked and it works for me... it's greyed out but, you can still drag a hard disk or folder to it.
     
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Sep 9, 2005, 04:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Barry
Try erasing/reformating the destination drive??
It's erased/reformatted.
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badidea  (op)
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Sep 9, 2005, 04:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by TheSpaz
Yep... I just checked and it works for me... it's greyed out but, you can still drag a hard disk or folder to it.
Errr, don't you think that I tried that - does not work for me!
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Sep 9, 2005, 05:53 PM
 
after erasing/reformating, what size does it show as?? in disk utility you can select the drive and set the size of the partition(s)
     
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Sep 10, 2005, 12:17 AM
 
Repartition the disk then drag the formatted partition (the indented disk) from the left column into the destination field and it will work.
     
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Sep 10, 2005, 06:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by waffffffle
Repartition the disk then drag the formatted partition (the indented disk) from the left column into the destination field and it will work.
Arrrrrrgh, I feel so stupid now!
That's exactly how I did it last time but this time (for some reason) I dragged the disks from the desktop which works for the source volume but NOT for the destination volume...

You're the winner waffffffle!
Thanks!!!
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