Easiest Best Way to Clone your studio Computer?? What program do I need.

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  1. Desantïs

    Desantïs Banned

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    I have a lot of time invested in my macbook between the daw and vst installs.. What program will make an exact duplicate so if my computer is fried i'll have a backup somewhere on an external I can install on a new computer? Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. webshark

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    With mac just use time machine.
     
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    I have a hackintosh and use win 10
     
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    Use [email protected] Disk. Easy and flawless with many other functions for moving files around (pre)OS.
     
  6. webshark

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    Fro Windows use Drive Image XML, free and solid. I bought acronis and regretted it.
     
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    ned944 Moderator Staff Member

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    This is the best and the fastest solution I have found for windows

    Reflect From http://www.macrium.com/

    Very Good and Reliable, I think better than Acronis
     
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  8. bigFlow

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    I'm happy with Acronis, although I didn't buy it. I use different versions on different OS (I like the older versions better) and they're all compatible, incremental backups work fine.
     
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    I swear ( no profanity) with Reflect Macrium it has save my ass many times with client machines. I used to be a big user of Acronis untill they screwed it up big time!!! and I have been on Macrium ever since.

    It was worth every penny, has made me a lot of money but I sure as hell don't see that money as the girlfriend stashes it away....


    Macrium as Ned944 said
     
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  10. bigFlow

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    May I ask what went wrong with Acronis? I downloaded Macrium to have a look and I couldn't find any type of incremental backup, is it really missing a feature like this?
     
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    3 words... Carbon Copy Cloner. Hands down the best and most reliable way to make a bootable clone of your Mac in my experience. I've been backing up and restoring for years and it's rock solid. I don't recommend time machine. You can't boot from those backups and it takes resources doing incremental backups in the background. Just turn Time Machine off and do a Carbon Copy Cloner backup every so often. You'll thank the heavens having a bootable cloned backup if anything goes wrong or your laptop get's stolen or you have a hard drive failure or some other unthinkable catastrophe. Another good free option is SuperDuper but I've never used it. Macrium reflect is for Windows only so if you're on a Mac like the original poster use CCC.
     
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    Carbon Copy Cloner, dude.
     
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    mercurysoto Audiosexual

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    I know I won't bring anything to the table, but yes, Carbon Copy Cloner.
     
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    CCC do bootable backups, for your hacktosh just install bootloader.
     
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    The free V6 version only does full and differential, incremental is included in the paid version.Gotta have something to persuade punters to pay. :)
     
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    throwing my hat in the ring for CCC as well!
     
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    Win10: macrium reflect / clonezilla
    OSX: carbon copy cloner / superduper! / clonezilla
     
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    and the reason I say CCC over super duper (which is a FINE program I have used for years and years), is that I believe, unless something has changed (and I mentioned this on another thread here), is that CCC ALSO backs up the Restore Volume on OSX which super duper (last time I looked) does NOT...., so if that is in anyway important to you, I would give that the slight edge. I used Superduper for almost a decade without problems, but moving to the new OSX's, they contain a recovery volume.... which you might want to have....
     
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    The easiest thing to do is pop in an external drive, reboot to CMD R and then open Disk Utility and then restore to the ext drive the drive. It is bootable and preserves everything and drop dead simple.
     
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    And does this do a differential or incremental backup?
    Does this do an automated backup at scheduled times?
    If not then i would suggest that a regular backup program is a much better bet.
     
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    I've got the full version, but I still couldn't find it. I'm gonna ask google, but feel free to enlighten me.

    Edit: Alright, I got it. But I'd still be interested in why not to use the brand leader.
     
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