In light of our discusssions on doing backups in OS X, listener Marty wanted to caution Tiger users on using Carbon Copy Cloner under Tiger
Hi Adam. Regarding the MacCast podcast from 5/23 and the user question about backup solutions. I used Carbon Copy Cloner with 10.3 (Panther) to perform an automated daily bootable backup to an external firewire drive every month. I used the “synchronization” option so that after the initial backup each daily backup synchronized the external hard drive with my iMac hard drive. It was a great solution, but I wanted to add a caution about Carbon Copy Cloner and Tiger. A visit to the developer’s website at http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html indicates that the developer needs to do some work to make Carbon Copy Cloner Tiger compatible. While versiontracker indicates Carbon Copy Cloner can be made to work with Tiger, it involves some efforts the average user may not be comfortable doing so I think its important to note that as far as the CCC developer is concerned the solution is not at this point Tiger compatible. Hopefully CCC will be upgraded for Tiger compatibility soon because it was an effective, powerful and inexpensive backup solution
Thanks for the update Marty.