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When I bought my Mac, 10 GB was all you needed. Now, it's barely sufficient to write an e-mail. I bought a 120 GB drive and want to copy the system and all my 10 GB content to it so that I am not that limited in disk space (provided that Applications reside on the system drive and hotos from iPhotos as well as Tunes from iTunes are in there). I tried using the cp comment (cp -i -p / /Volumes/BigDrive), but that didn't work out. Is there another way for me to do this? Thanks....

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    Default Copying system drive to another one so that it could be used as a boot disk

    When I bought my Mac, 10 GB was all you needed. Now, it's barely
    sufficient to write an e-mail.

    I bought a 120 GB drive and want to copy the system and all my 10 GB
    content to it so that I am not that limited in disk space (provided
    that Applications reside on the system drive and hotos from iPhotos as
    well as Tunes from iTunes are in there).

    I tried using the cp comment (cp -i -p / /Volumes/BigDrive), but that
    didn't work out. Is there another way for me to do this?

    Thanks.
    incognito Guest

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    Default Re: Copying system drive to another one so that it could be used as a boot disk

    incognito wrote:
    >When I bought my Mac, 10 GB was all you needed. Now, it's barely
    >sufficient to write an e-mail.
    Heh! Remember when 100MB drives were _huge_? Guess not.
    How about when a 5MB drive was bigger than a garbage can lid?
    >I tried using the cp comment (cp -i -p / /Volumes/BigDrive), but that
    >didn't work out. Is there another way for me to do this?
    Yep, that doesn't work. Look for something called
    Carbon Copy Cloner. It'll do the trick (I believe).


    Mike Guest

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    Default Re: Copying system drive to another one so that it could be used as a boot disk

    Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 09:00:27 +0100
    Message-ID: <ralph-B80ED1.09002724072003news.swman.net.uk>

    In article <7be433cb.0307231504.2b175a12posting.google.com >,
    [email]incognito-3excite.com[/email] (incognito) wrote:
    > When I bought my Mac, 10 GB was all you needed. Now, it's barely
    > sufficient to write an e-mail.
    >
    > I bought a 120 GB drive and want to copy the system and all my 10 GB
    > content to it so that I am not that limited in disk space (provided
    > that Applications reside on the system drive and hotos from iPhotos as
    > well as Tunes from iTunes are in there).
    >
    > I tried using the cp comment (cp -i -p / /Volumes/BigDrive), but that
    > didn't work out. Is there another way for me to do this?

    yes. use asr (apple system restore). see man asr for details, but its
    pretty striaghtforward to do this.

    Ralph

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