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"Restore" is generally done from a Backup. And in Retrospect, Duplicate and Backup are not the same things. Which means that you don't Restore from Duplicates, although you could Duplicate back from your first Duplicate copies.

 

You Duplicate one volume (the Source) to another volume (the Destination). Either of these can be a logical volume (disk partition) or a folder that has been defined is Retrospect as a Subvolume.

 

If you want to create a Duplicate that can boot OS X, the Destination has to be the root level of a logical volume. So you're not going to have much luck trying to Duplicate _other_ Sources to that same Destination; it simply won't work reliably.

 

If you were to partition the hard drive you are intending to use you could Duplicate your boot volume to one of the partitions and then Duplicate the other four volumes to four folders on the other partition that have all been defined as Retrospect Subvolumes.

 

Since a Duplicate script can only have one Source/Destination pair, you'd need to create multiple scripts if you want to automate this.

 

All in all, you should be looking at using Retrospect for Backups instead; its faster and more feature rich.

 

Dave

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Thank you, CallMeDave for your prompt and clear answer.

 

I was hoping to make a duplicate of all volumes on the client computer, which would become its complete and total image-- and which could be used as if it were a bootable clone.

 

Which is the better entity for a total restore, a Retrospect backup or a bootable clone? Or are they equal in reliability?

 

Is Retrospect capable of creating a finder-readable clone? If not, what is a good means of creating one?

 

Thanks, JIM

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I was hoping to make a duplicate of all volumes on the client computer, which would become its complete and total image-- and which could be used as if it were a bootable clone.

 


 

Regardless of the software you use, if you want to "clone" four volumes, you'll need four volumes to which to clone them.

 

 

Dave

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