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

Posted on 2013-12-18
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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.
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by:strung
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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".
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by:mrmut
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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?
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You need ver. 3.4.7.

See:  http://www.bombich.com/download.html
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Thanks Strung.
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