?
Solved

Can a Power PC Mac HDD be backed up with Acronis?

Posted on 2013-12-18
4
Medium Priority
?
632 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Does anyone know could a Power PC iMac (G5) HDD be backed up and restored with Acronis?

Is there some other tool for that?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:mrmut
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 39726502
Don't know about Acronis, but I think you are better off with a dedicated Mac tool.

Make sure the volume you are backing up to is formatted as a Mac drive not a PC drive. I.e. not Fat32 or NTFS.

Use Disk Utility (found in /Applications/Utilities) to format the backup drive as Mac Extended Format (Journalled) and set the Partition Map to Apple Partition Map.

You have several choices for back up. You can use Disk Utility itself to do the back up, but you cannot do it while booted from the source volume, so you would have to boot from the install DVD that came with the Mac, or another bootable Mac DVD.

Two other alternatives that do allow you to back up while booted from the source volume are Carbon Copy Cloner ( http://www.bombich.com ) which is not free, or SuperDuper ( http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html ) which is free as long as you don't need its scheduling feature.

Are you trying to do a one-time bootable clone or timed incremental backups?

What version of the Apple system software are you using? (Pull down the Apple Menu to "About this Mac".
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrmut
ID: 39726516
Version of OSX software is 10.4.11

I would need to copy entire HDD to another HDD that is to be used in the iMac (replacement).

CarbonCopy is not a problem - but will it work on this old Mac?
0
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 2000 total points
ID: 39726660
You need ver. 3.4.7.

See:  http://www.bombich.com/download.html
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mrmut
ID: 39727794
Thanks Strung.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A new Acronis survey shows people often have conflicting thoughts about data protection.
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
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 …
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

752 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