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Drive Imaging For Macintosh?
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Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

(OP)
Looking for software to create a drive image on a Macintosh G-4

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

   If what you mean is a Disk Image that can be mounted, such as what is distributed by Apple on their CDs, then the program you have to use for that is Apple's 'Disk Copy", simply launch the program and select create 'new image' from the 'image' menu.

   You should find this software on your system CD, or from Apple's web site.

   It will allow you to create .img files from diskettes, CDs, or hard drives.

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RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

It's a bit lengthy to type in here and would probably be a copyright infringement but the June issue of MacAddict has an excellent article on doing this using Apple's DiskCopy and Installer SDK.

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

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(OP)
Apple's disk copy won't work for me because it is too limited on the size of image you can copy.  I am looking for something that will create an image of an entire hard disk and save it on our network.  I am looking forsomething that is similar to Norton Ghost that we use on our PC's.  I can put an image on the network and then ghost all of my PC's so they are set up all the same.

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

AppleScript can be set up to copy the entire hard drive to a server volume. You can even set the server volume to mount automatically if the server is Netware--if its Windows, I am not sure.

The best way to do this is to create an new user account on the file server. This account will only have write access to only one directory on the server. This directory will be the location of the backup of your hard drive. Depending on your network administrator, you can set up the user to have no password. For added safety, the user can have restricted login times.

A Mac can copy its entire hard drive, even if it is the startup disk, provided it is done at the Mac, which is why AppleScript will work. (You cannot log in to a Mac remotely and backup an entire startup disk.)

If you are familiar with AppleScript, this should be enough to get you going. If you are not familiar with AppleScript, it is not a very difficult thing to learn or to fake your way through.

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

I've been trying for a couple hours to find some Mac imaging software too...I found one, but it's not working very well for me because I'm running PCAnywhere and Win98 on it. Anyways, if anyone else knows of any others, please let me know.

Mspacman, one you could try is called ImageMaster and you can find it on ZDNet for free.

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

We use an external SCSI hard drive. Hook it up to a properly configured Mac and
copy it. You can then use it to restore that machine or similar machines.

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

Has anyone tried DriveCopy? In theory it copies the drive not the files so it should be applicable to any OS.

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

I have looked over all the posts, gone to the recommended websites, and still I do not see an answer. Is there a product like Norton Ghost for Windows that allows total drive imaging for a Mac? I have images for PC's that take 5 CD's and that is compressed data.

RE: Drive Imaging For Macintosh?

Can someone with a bit of time on their hands take any Mac drive and let drivecopy try to copy it?

If it goes block by block, does it matter that it is UFS instead of FAT?

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