backing up my entire hdd

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backing up my entire hdd

i need to back up my entire hard disk on my mac (osx) not just important files or documents but the os and everything. the reason is that i dont have some of my cds and i cant replace much of the music in my itunes. the partition on the disk is only about 20 gb which is ok cause i have a 30 gb ipod. what is he best way to go about doing this?

ps. i only ask this because ive never needed to back up more than 200 or 300 mb worth of docs in osx

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Use CCC

You can use CarbonCopy Cloner.

You can get it here:

http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

When you go to save it, save it as an image, and save the image on the iPod :mac:

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Re: Use CCC

You can use CarbonCopy Cloner.

You can get it here:

http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

When you go to save it, save it as an image, and save the image on the iPod :mac:

Keep in mind that you can't be booted off of the volume you're pulling the image from. Either burn a custom OS X startup CD/DVD with CCC on it, or install a minimal OS X system on your iPod.

Also, Panther has built-in full-drive-clone capabilities in Disk Utility. Just boot from another volume (again, a bootable CD/DVD/iPod), create an image of the drive, and then use the "Scan for Apple Restore" command to make the image redeployable.

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You don't even need to do tha

You don't even need to do that. Panther's Disc Utility has a "restore" feature that lets you make a perfect clone of one disc (including the OS) and copy it onto another disc. So simply plug your iPod in, Open Disc Utility, and retore your HD onto your iPod.

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