Solved

BackUp Disk

Posted on 2011-03-09
9
668 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Hi,

I am confuse about making backup using disk utility. I want to know what is the process to make a disk image of the Macintosh HD and then restore the Macintosh HD from the image. I don't want to use the install dvd in the process. It's possible to do all the process from the disk utility?

I want to make this as a prevention if my hard drive fails someday and i need to restore my Mac to the date that the image was made, like nothing happens! Any idea?

Thank You for your help!
0
Comment
Question by:joyacv2
  • 6
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Courtjesterr earned 500 total points
ID: 35089772
Your best bet is to setup a FireWire drive as a time machine backup. Then if you have a failure you can boot with the DVD and restore with the time machine. Otherwise if you want to use disk utility you must boot to another source such as a bootable FireWire or the DVD to make the image of your Macintosh HD because of the locked files the os uses while running.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Courtjesterr
ID: 35089780
Sorry forgot to add time machine keeps all of your files current also so you have minimal loss rather that the 6 month old os restore.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:joyacv2
ID: 35089785
Hi,

So, time machine will restore all the apps?
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Courtjesterr
ID: 35089802
Time machine will restore the computer exactly as it was at the last backup. If you download an app update that blows up the app time machine can restore just that app to it's unbroken state.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:joyacv2
ID: 35089819
Hi,

I found this link:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1553

but requires the dvd, do you know if can be done without it?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Courtjesterr
ID: 35089851
You have to have some type of bootable device to boot to to restore your backup and also to boot to to make your disk backup. If you have another Mac available you can boot in target mode to make your backup.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Courtjesterr
ID: 35089852
You have to have some type of bootable device to boot to to restore your backup and also to boot to to make your disk backup. If you have another Mac available you can boot in target mode to make your backup.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:joyacv2
ID: 35089875
So,

Using Time Machine is a complete and better option than using Disk Utility?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Courtjesterr
ID: 35090172
For having a constant backup, yes.
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Would like to record audio portion of Skype Video Call on Mac 2 85
Reocurring Mac pop up message 7 93
Time Machine reports 'Disc Full' 3 73
Data recovery for MAC 4 46
If you are using Mac OS X and have a large number of login items set up in accounts, under system preferences, you may find that your computer is sluggish and unresponsive during startup until everything is done launching. Another problem that a…
Deploystudio is a system which can be used to deploy OSX clients and servers within the small/medium or large business environments. The system is built ontop of the OSX Server NetBoot system and uses images & workflows as its core assets. Although …
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question