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igirl 08-13-2009 10:38 PM

Really basic question
I have a IMac G5 PPC X4.11 that had some problems not restarting/shutting down etc. Disk Warrior was completely useless. An archive and Install fixed it to a degree, but in the process I found I have another problem that DW cannot even detect - but Drive Genius can.

Repair failed: Invalid Catalog Btree Depth Info 4,1

So i have a perfectly fine Firewire SD bootable backup, from which I can run SD again. (Oddly, when I scan *that* drive with Drive Genius, it does not see the above error!)

Here's the question though - the manual talks about "Restore". Guess what - the IS NO restore button/function! I'll go out on a limb and guess that one simply uses COPY from the booted backup, back to the mounted internal Mac HD...? (Wiping clean the internal) Although at that point then there is a statement in the dialog that says "system-specific files" will be excluded. Is that problematic?

Maybe that's more than one question, but hopefully my guess is correct...just looking for some kind of assurances before I destroy my internal drive. LOL


dnanian 08-13-2009 10:59 PM

You just use "Backup - all files" with "erase, then copy" to restore in this case. Don't Smart Update, because if your catalog is messed up (as Drive Genius is claiming) then you'll want to erase.

If the excluded files were problematic... you wouldn't be able to start from the backup, right? :)

igirl 08-14-2009 12:01 PM

Thank you - I hit the scary button LOL, and ran the copy back to my internal last night and all is well, as advertised! :)

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