Personal Backup X9: What Is the Best Cloning Procedure?

Cloning is used primarily to create a bootable copy of your hard drive.  To make the best clone, please follow these instructions:

Erase the Destination Volume with Disk Utility
(located in Applications > Utilities).  

The formatting should be Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

Reboot Your Mac

Launch the Cloning Process Called Bootable Backup


About the Cloning Process

Personal Backup X9 makes a clone in two steps:

1. Preflight

Where a comparison is made of the source and destination in order to define which files have to be copied to the destination.


2. The Copy Process

This is where files are actually being moved to the destination. 

Personal Backup X9 may report errors after the process has completed. These errors are caused because some files have disappeared from the source between the preparation and the copy process (temporary files created by the system, hidden files created by some applications, or expired cookies...).  This is why it is important to quit all applications if possible, except Personal Backup.  

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