If I may suggest one thing, name the back-up the exact same name as the drive you are backing up. I used SuperDuper to create a new main drive and ran into a few issues because I missed that little instruction. Carter On Dec 7, 2007, at 4:30 PM, Randy B. Singer wrote: > On Dec 7, 2007, at 3:28 PM, Paul Simpson wrote: > >> Again, any help will be appreciated. > > In the Bombich Forums is a very helpful thread on how to properly > prepare your external HD before cloning to it so that it will be > bootable: > http://forums.bombich.com/viewtopic.php?t=4084 > > Beyond that, all that you need is SuperDuper, if that is your > backup program of choice. (And it is an excellent choice.) > > In the event of a misfortune, you can just startup from the backup > and use it like you would have the original disk. You can also > clone the backup disk to a new disk using SuperDuper.