I need to be able to put an image on an external drive (or a complete backup of the computer) that I can periodically restore. I'd also use this as a type of cloning mechanism for multiple Macs.
Carbon Copy Cloner works great from Mac to Mac, but I wasn't able to get it to restore from an external hard drive to the same Mac that was attached.
The Disk Utilities that come with the Mac has pretty much the same problem as CCC.
I also tried Time Machine - but when I attempted to restore the layout to a different Mac, several properties of the original Mac was still present, hence - it doesn't seem adequate for a full computer restore solution.
Anybody have any suggestions on a solution for this?