View the EDTECH Discussion Logs by month
View the Prior Message in EDTECH's April 2010 logs by: [date] [author] [thread]
View the Next Message in EDTECH's April 2010 logs by: [date] [author] [thread]
Visit the EDTECH home page.
Brice, There are certainly reasons to use CCC or the fairly similar SuperDuper! as opposed to Disk Utility if one is cloning disk-to-disk. Both products give more control over the cloning process than does Disk Utility. In my experience, both are more reliable in cloning a booted disk--when I need to clone using Disk Utility, I have found it most reliable if I boot from an installation DVD. CCC is donationware and SuperDuper is somewhat like shareware. SuperDuper's unregistered version has a couple of features lacking which are enabled upon payment. Disk Utility would be my absolute last choice for disk cloning, as it offers no granular control at all. However, the original question was more to the point of automating the cloning process so that it wasn't labor intensive as CCC, SD, or DU cloning is, since they are ALL one-on-one cloning processes. As I wrote earlier, as did several others, the tool of choice for mass cloning is DeployStudio. DeployStudio leverages the OSX NetBoot image creation process which operates at the Unix level of OSX. The downside is that it takes quite a bit of work to get DeployStudio properly set up, and it can really hog network resources. DeployStudio is a SourceForge open-source project, so there is no cost involved. DeployStudio also supports cloning of Windows and Linux partitions. There is some also network cloning ability at the Unix command line level of OS X, but I don't think the average (or even above-average) user is going to find it very appealing. M G Durrant Daggett SD Manila, UT --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH