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A while back, there was a story and a thread about backing up a Mac OS X volume so it can be successfully restored without an OS reinstallation. A man by the name of Mike Bombich posted a link to a page of his that outlined various backup methods, one of which involved Disk Copy and Apple Software Restore (Editor's note: Mike's page of tips is listed on the Links page).

For my job, I had to create an instruction sheet for this technique as we have to have a simple, restorable method of OS X archiving. I wrote a rich text version, and after discovering OS X's native ability to print to PDF (why it took me this long to find this ability is WAY beyond me), I created a PDF version of my sheet for public consumption.

I figure someone might get some use out of it, as it's a bit more detailed than Mike's--rightfully so, since he makes it quite clear that it's not an efficient method for regular, scheduled backup, like Retrospect, etc.

[Editor's note: This PDF is a nice expansion on Mike's original document, with step-by-step guidance through the whole process.]

[Editor's second note: Again revised and at a new URL.]
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Revised guide and URL
Authored by: robg on May 11, '02 10:13:54AM

Mikey-San has updated the guide and moved it to a new URL; I've updated the story with the new link, so give it a read-through if you're looking for some backup information.


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