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10.6: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: neocodesoftware on Jul 30, '10 07:35:23AM

this works great in 10.6 as well

the instructions weren't very clear

1. launch disk utility
2. choose your hard disk you want to use as time machine
3. click the restore tab
4. drag the mac os x install dvd icon to the source from the finder desktop
5. drag the hard disk icon to the destination from the finder desktop
6. click the restore button
7. get a coffee

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10.6: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: DocMan on Aug 24, '10 02:33:57PM

I have to wonder: Can this method be used to put the Install DVDs on a 32GB SDHD card as an emergency disk for the new MacBooks with SD drive slots? Has anyone tried this?

Doc



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10.6: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: everkleer80 on Aug 25, '10 12:46:28PM

As soon as I bought my SL DVD, I put it in an SD card (simply because it takes 5 mins to boot off the DVD - at least on my iMac) and I believe this is the method I used.



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10.6: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: DocMan on Aug 25, '10 01:10:07PM

Cool beans. I am in the midst of using this method to put both of my Macbook Pro install DVDs onto a 32 GB SD card. First restore predicted a run time over 24 hours.

I will report back when the process has finished. If fully successful, my SD card should be able to a) Boot Mac OS X, b) install Mac OS X to new hard drive, c) run diagnostic Apps to troubleshoot or recover problem drives, d) run hardware tests, e) install individual applications.

Wish me luck.

Doc



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10.6: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: DocMan on Aug 30, '10 03:07:01PM

Update: I was able to put both Original Install Disks for my MacBook Pro onto a single SD card. With that card I can boot, install Mac OS X, Run Disk Utility, and perform the Apple Hardware tests. I still need to install more utilities on the card.

Doc



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