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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby AlanD » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:07 am

On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from os").
>
> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration called
> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the backup
> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
> individual LV's.
>
> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
> revert).

I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.

It has no CoreStorage Volumes
(I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)

So, in your opinion,
that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?

Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading OSx.

Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I wonder?
>
>
> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>
> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>> using IFL?
>>
>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>> two options in IFL:
>>
>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>
>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>> longer used.)
>>
>>
> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>
> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>
> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>
> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>
> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
> off-putting.
>
> AlanD
>
>

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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:03 pm

you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
boot from the usb.


"AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...

On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
> os").
>
> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
> called
> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the backup
> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
> individual LV's.
>
> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
> revert).

I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.

It has no CoreStorage Volumes
(I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)

So, in your opinion,
that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?

Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading OSx.

Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I wonder?
>
>
> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>
> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>> using IFL?
>>
>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>> two options in IFL:
>>
>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>
>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>> longer used.)
>>
>>
> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>
> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>
> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>
> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>
> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
> off-putting.
>
> AlanD
>
>

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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby AlanD » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:42 am

On 2015-10-01 2:03 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
> boot from the usb.

thanks, I will try that

AlanD
>
>
> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...
>
> On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
>> os").
>>
>> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
>> called
>> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the backup
>> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
>> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
>> individual LV's.
>>
>> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
>> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
>> revert).
>
> I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.
>
> It has no CoreStorage Volumes
> (I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)
>
> So, in your opinion,
> that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?
>
> Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
> my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
> of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading OSx.
>
> Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I wonder?
>>
>>
>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>>> using IFL?
>>>
>>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>>> two options in IFL:
>>>
>>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>>
>>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>>> longer used.)
>>>
>>>
>> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
>> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
>> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
>> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>>
>> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
>> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>>
>> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
>> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
>> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>>
>> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
>> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
>> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
>> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
>> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
>> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
>> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>>
>> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
>> off-putting.
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>

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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby AlanD » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:20 am

On 2015-10-01 2:03 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
> boot from the usb.

thinking of my PC when I just replied.

But I Can't do that (remove hard drive) from my MacBook Pro
>
>
> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...
>
> On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
>> os").
>>
>> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
>> called
>> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the backup
>> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
>> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
>> individual LV's.
>>
>> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
>> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
>> revert).
>
> I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.
>
> It has no CoreStorage Volumes
> (I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)
>
> So, in your opinion,
> that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?
>
> Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
> my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
> of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading OSx.
>
> Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I wonder?
>>
>>
>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>>> using IFL?
>>>
>>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>>> two options in IFL:
>>>
>>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>>
>>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>>> longer used.)
>>>
>>>
>> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
>> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
>> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
>> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>>
>> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
>> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>>
>> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
>> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
>> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>>
>> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
>> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
>> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
>> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
>> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
>> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
>> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>>
>> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
>> off-putting.
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>

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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby mjnelson99 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:12 pm

Can you change the boot sequence instead like you can in Windows?


On 10/1/2015 12:20 PM, AlanD wrote:
> On 2015-10-01 2:03 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>> you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
>> boot from the usb.
>
> thinking of my PC when I just replied.
>
> But I Can't do that (remove hard drive) from my MacBook Pro
>>
>>
>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>>> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
>>> os").
>>>
>>> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
>>> called
>>> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the backup
>>> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
>>> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
>>> individual LV's.
>>>
>>> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
>>> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
>>> revert).
>>
>> I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.
>>
>> It has no CoreStorage Volumes
>> (I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)
>>
>> So, in your opinion,
>> that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?
>>
>> Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
>> my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
>> of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading OSx.
>>
>> Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I wonder?
>>>
>>>
>>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>>>
>>> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>>>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>>>> using IFL?
>>>>
>>>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>>>> two options in IFL:
>>>>
>>>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>>>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>>>
>>>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>>>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>>>> longer used.)
>>>>
>>>>
>>> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
>>> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
>>> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
>>> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>>>
>>> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
>>> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>>>
>>> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
>>> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
>>> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>>>
>>> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
>>> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
>>> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
>>> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
>>> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
>>> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
>>> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>>>
>>> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
>>> off-putting.
>>>
>>> AlanD
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby AlanD » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:01 pm

On 2015-10-01 4:12 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> Can you change the boot sequence instead like you can in Windows?
>
>
> On 10/1/2015 12:20 PM, AlanD wrote:
>> On 2015-10-01 2:03 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>>> you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
>>> boot from the usb.
>>
>> thinking of my PC when I just replied.
>>
>> But I Can't do that (remove hard drive) from my MacBook Pro
>>>
>>>
>>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...
>>>
>>> On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>>>> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
>>>> os").
>>>>
>>>> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
>>>> called
>>>> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the backup
>>>> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
>>>> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
>>>> individual LV's.
>>>>
>>>> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
>>>> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
>>>> revert).
>>>
>>> I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.
>>>
>>> It has no CoreStorage Volumes
>>> (I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)
>>>
>>> So, in your opinion,
>>> that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?
>>>
>>> Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
>>> my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
>>> of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading OSx.
>>>
>>> Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I wonder?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>>>>
>>>> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>>>>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>>>>> using IFL?
>>>>>
>>>>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>>>>> two options in IFL:
>>>>>
>>>>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>>>>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>>>>
>>>>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>>>>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>>>>> longer used.)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
>>>> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
>>>> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
>>>> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>>>>
>>>> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
>>>> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>>>>
>>>> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
>>>> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
>>>> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>>>>
>>>> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
>>>> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
>>>> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
>>>> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
>>>> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
>>>> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
>>>> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>>>>
>>>> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
>>>> off-putting.
>>>>
>>>> AlanD
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Have no idea, Mary

All I can do for sure is to select either Windows or Apple to boot into.
I think that I will just pass on any "Test Restore" and hope I never
need my Images.
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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:17 pm

you can just pop it out, the reason for that is to not have a signature
conflict.

to select what to boot:

Turn on or restart your Mac.

Immediately press and hold the Option key. After a few seconds, the Startup
Manager appears.

"AlanD" wrote in message news:10366@public.tech.misc...

On 2015-10-01 2:03 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
> boot from the usb.

thinking of my PC when I just replied.

But I Can't do that (remove hard drive) from my MacBook Pro
>
>
> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...
>
> On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
>> os").
>>
>> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
>> called
>> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the
>> backup
>> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
>> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
>> individual LV's.
>>
>> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
>> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
>> revert).
>
> I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.
>
> It has no CoreStorage Volumes
> (I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)
>
> So, in your opinion,
> that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?
>
> Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
> my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
> of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading
> OSx.
>
> Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I
> wonder?
>>
>>
>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>>> using IFL?
>>>
>>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>>> two options in IFL:
>>>
>>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>>
>>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>>> longer used.)
>>>
>>>
>> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
>> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
>> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
>> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>>
>> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
>> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>>
>> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
>> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
>> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>>
>> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
>> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
>> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
>> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
>> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
>> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
>> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>>
>> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
>> off-putting.
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>

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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby AlanD » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:10 am

On 2015-10-01 2:03 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
> boot from the usb.

I presume that the USB drive should be formatted NTFS???
>
>
> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...
>
> On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
>> os").
>>
>> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
>> called
>> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the backup
>> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
>> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
>> individual LV's.
>>
>> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
>> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
>> revert).
>
> I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.
>
> It has no CoreStorage Volumes
> (I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)
>
> So, in your opinion,
> that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?
>
> Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
> my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
> of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading OSx.
>
> Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I wonder?
>>
>>
>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>>> using IFL?
>>>
>>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>>> two options in IFL:
>>>
>>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>>
>>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>>> longer used.)
>>>
>>>
>> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
>> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
>> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
>> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>>
>> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
>> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>>
>> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
>> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
>> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>>
>> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
>> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
>> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
>> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
>> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
>> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
>> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>>
>> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
>> off-putting.
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>

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Re: Apple Bootcamp and IFW

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:33 pm

doesn't matter, it will be overwritten.

"AlanD" wrote in message news:10373@public.tech.misc...

On 2015-10-01 2:03 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> you can test it by restoring to a usb drive, then detach the internal and
> boot from the usb.

I presume that the USB drive should be formatted NTFS???
>
>
> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10356@public.tech.misc...
>
> On 2015-09-29 4:31 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
>> The options mentioned apply (restore first track and "gpt hidden from
>> os").
>>
>> However, starting with OS X 10.7 they have an LVM type configuration
>> called
>> CoreStorage, version 10.10 they use that by default which means the
>> backup
>> would backup the partitions, but it doesn't do anything on restore to
>> configure the restored partition to be part of the LVM or deal with
>> individual LV's.
>>
>> However, you can get rid of the CoreStorage and go back to normal using
>> "diskutil cs revert" command (you specific the drive as a parameter after
>> revert).
>
> I am running OSx 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my MacBook Pro.
>
> It has no CoreStorage Volumes
> (I checked with "diskutil cs list" command)
>
> So, in your opinion,
> that should mean a successful Restore Operation with TBU?
>
> Since I am running Bootcamp, I also have never attempted an upgrade to
> my OSx (three versions behind now). Reason being is that there is a LOT
> of negative chatter about failed Bootcamp installations after upgrading
> OSx.
>
> Could this CoreStorage issue be the root cause for the failures, I
> wonder?
>>
>>
>> "AlanD" wrote in message news:10334@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> On 2015-09-25 6:07 PM, timmy2 wrote:
>>> So, AlanD, have you tried imaging and restoring your dual-boot Mac yet
>>> using IFL?
>>>
>>> I see in this thread a reply from TB Support where they recommend using
>>> two options in IFL:
>>>
>>> you can use restore first track option to restore the mbr.
>>> you also have to use the "gpt hidden from os" option.
>>>
>>> Do these settings apply regardless of the Macbook model? (It's my
>>> impression that the Hybrid MBR was employed in certain models but is no
>>> longer used.)
>>>
>>>
>> As I alluded to earlier, experimenting to determine functionality of my
>> images is not going to happen, regardless of any assurances that it will
>> work just fine. If it ever comes to a point where I have to restore an
>> image, then I will report to the group the outcome.
>>
>> I have used a Restore operation many times with my Windows 7/XP PC, but
>> trust me, the first time was a bit daunting.
>>
>> Seems that there are just a rare few of us (using Terabyte products)
>> that are half into the dark side, so if you should ever have to perform
>> a Restore operation, please let us know the results.
>>
>> Note that I have searched on several occasions (including today) for a
>> SINGLE imaging/cloning utility that claims it will allow you to do what
>> Terabyte claims it can do - image and restore a complete Bootcamp hard
>> drive that will boot both partitions successfully. Not even ONE can I
>> find, and there seems to be many, many of them. Any discussion about
>> 'cloning' an entire drive on a MAC running Bootcamp involves at least
>> three different programs (two of which are for imaging/restoring).
>>
>> Now, why does no one go where Terabyte ventures? To me, that's quite
>> off-putting.
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>

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