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10.5: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive
Authored by: dashard on Jan 25, '08 08:10:45AM
You can use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the install DVD to your Time Machine drive if you don't want to reformat. Just make sure nothing at the root level of your Time Machine drive is named the same as any of the root level of the install DVD. You can see what these are once you launch Carbon Copy Cloner. I tried it and it worked without a hitch. I avoided having to shuffle 200GB of data already stored on the Time Machine drive.
That's an excellent hint all on its own. Well done.
Didn't think about that when I read the earlier question about Disk Utility.

Well done.

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