Friday, 16 November 2012

How to Create Mac Bootable Backup

Every Mac user should take backup of startup disk before performing any system updates. Disk Utility is an inbuilt feature of Mac OS X which is used for backing up Mac data. It allows you to keep backup in the form of image but, you cannot make bootable backup via Disk Utility. But, there are number of tools available in market by which you can create bootable backup.

How to check backup is bootable or not?
Bootable backup, means that if the primary hard drive in your Mac fails, you can boot your Mac with the backup copy .To test your bootable backup, go to System Preferences and click on "Startup Disk". Click on the backup drive icon to select it, and then click the Restart button. If all is well, your Mac should boot from the backup.

What You Will Need to create backup via Disk Utility:-
1. Disk Utility, part of OS X and available at /Applications/Utilities/. 
2. An internal or external hard drive that's large enough to store the data on your current startup disk. 
3. A drive that doesn't contain any important data. The method we will use will erase the destination drive during the backup process.

The destination hard drive can be an internal or external drive. It will store your backup in compressed form which consumes less memory, on the other hand bootable backup consumes much memory space.

Create bootable backup with Stellar Drive clone:-
 Stellar Drive Clone helps to clone your Mac hard drive in a secure manner. You can create an exact sector-by-sector image of your Mac hard drive or any specific volume and save this image at any desired location in the system. It supports Mountain Lion.

Options of Stellar Drive clone:-

Clone:- You can create an exact, identical replica of your Mac Disk to another Disk/Volume.
Imaging:- Mac users can create image of Mac volume or drive by this option.
Restore:- You can restore all volume data from a folder or image file.

Above described steps help you to create Mac back up easily and keep your data safe. For more details :-

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