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Hmmm, within 13.4 seconds of asking a half arsed question about Macintosh backups, I've got seven fully arsed answers (I mean that in a good way). Thanks everyone for your help.
I have more questions though, mainly because I hadn't thought through the Macintosh backup options enough. What I want from the backup is an ISO image of a DVD which I can use to restore the machine if the disk dies. I will then do regular rsyncs of the data from the machine to the network, and use those to restore after using the DVD image to re-image.
I need an ISO image though, because the Macintosh doesn't have a DVD burner. So, questions:
Can Carbon Copy Cloner create ISO images instead of burning a DVD? If I rsync restore to a newly imaged machine, which bits are "the OS" and shouldn't be rsynced (or is it all safe?). Is a one off boot DVD enough, or should I do it every few months or something? Can cdrecord on Linux create a bootable Macintosh DVD?
Further advice gratefully accepted.
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