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I emailed ShirtPocket (makers of SuperDuper) and asked them;

Sorry, no.
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Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:54:39 -0400
To: Shirt Pocket Support <[email protected]>
Subject: PC volumes and SuperDuper?

Can SuperDuper clone (and restore) a PC formatted hard drive? Just
wondering.
 

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It's solely a Mac backup program, and works with HFS+ volumes, as Spec just pointed out.
On a related note... that's one of the reasons why some folks prefer Parallels Desktop over Bootcamp for running Windows on an Intel Mac. Parallels Desktop doesn't use a separate Windows (ie: FAT32) file system volume, and therefore gets backed up during a regular Mac backup routine.
 

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It's solely a Mac backup program, and works with HFS+ volumes, as Spec just pointed out.
On a related note... that's one of the reasons why some folks prefer Parallels Desktop over Bootcamp for running Windows on an Intel Mac. Parallels Desktop doesn't use a separate Windows (ie: FAT32) file system volume, and therefore gets backed up during a regular Mac backup routine.
i tried parallels a few weeks ago and it crashed my blackbook
i wasn't very impressed
not only that, but the apple bootcamp / xp pro way of doing things is really like owning a windoze machin and has very few windoze incompatabilities

maybe one day i might give it another try
 

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Thanks, MacSpectrum. Appreciate your effort.

That's too bad about SuperDuper. :(

On a related note, can anybody recommend any Windows-equivalent to SuperDuper?
this will do the trick Norton Ghost but i think it best to get it bundled with Norton System Works Premier Edition

don't use/install (Avast! is much better and free for personal use) the norton anti-virus and Norton is pretty good (not great) at fixing registries and optimizing your hard drive
 

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I actually use Parallels and Boot Camp together, on the same partition. There are a few things I can't do via Parallels, so I just boot into Boot Camp.

As for backups, since you're backing up a static partition, there are a number of tools that can be used to simply image it, like Disk Utility. I don't do enough in my Boot Camp partition that I'm concerned about daily backups, so I just manually fire up Disk Utility and create a disk image of the Boot Camp drive once a week or so.

As another alternative to Parallels, you might want to check out VMWare Fusion as well. I've been playing with them both as of late, since Parallels has limited to no support for non-Windows operating systems. VMWare Fusion is a bit new right now, but looks to be coming along nicely, and for some reason I think the folks at VMWare probably have a bit more experience in the whole virtualization space.
 

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Actually I have a SuperDuper question:

Can it/how to:

- Create a bootable hard disk for my iMac; AND
- Create a separate partition that will back up my iDisk

I figure it would go something like this:

- Reformat external HD with two partitions
- Use SuperDuper to create a bootable disk from the first partition
- Create a separate backup of the iDisk on the other partition

I have only used the free version of SuperDuper so far (very seldom) and this would mean upgrading to the commercial version. Fine by me, but I want to know if it is possible.

PS: for those who ask why in the world I would want to back up an iDisk. Because Apple has screwed up royally with the iDisk upgrade and I have spent the past 4 days fixing the damage. :mad:

I estimate I need another 3-4 days to get things right... :ptptptptp
 

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Actually I have a SuperDuper question:

1. Can it:

- Create a bootable hard disk for my iMac; AND
- Create a separate partition that will back up my iDisk

2. I figure it would go something like this:

- Reformat external HD with two partitions
- Use SuperDuper to create a bootable disk from the first partition
- Create a separate backup of the iDisk on the other partition

I have only used the free version of SuperDuper so far (very seldom) and this would mean upgrading to the commercial version. Fine by me, but I want to know if it is possible.

PS: for those who ask why in the world I would want to back up an iDisk. Because Apple has screwed up royally with the iDisk upgrade and I have spent the past 4 days fixing the damage. :mad:

I estimate I need another 3-4 days to get things right... :ptptptptp
1. Yes and Yes.

2. your backup logic is correct
I don't trust online backups as the only backup
I used a hard drive to clone my internal black book HD onto an external
I backup in accounting data to my FTP site (in addition to being cloned mentioned above)
I also cut CDs for my accounting data as backup as well

Can never have too many backups
;)
 

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Cool
 
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