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    I have an Apple MAC mini
    Nice little unit but I must admit I'm not an Apple user and really just stumble my way around it.

    With my Microsoft units I use an image backup system by Paragon.
    This system enables one to boot from a proprietary USB and back up the entire BOOT (or any other HDD) drive.
    Its a system that works well for me given the parameters / requirements I have.

    I would like to be able to utilize this paragon system to back up the Apple MAC but I can't seem to find a way to make the Apple MAC boot from a USB

    Is it possible to make an Apple MAC Mini boot from its USB Port ??

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    In hindsight I should have posted my Facebook status as: "I've blown the head gasket on my 1997 XR3i" rather than "I've just buggered a 14 year old escort".
    The police still haven't seen the funny side, my lap top's been confiscated and the wife has gone off to her mum's.



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    I'm pretty sure you can.
    1. Make a time machine backup on a usb (go System Preferences...Time Machine)
    2. To restore hold down CMD + R on bootup to enter recovery mode and select time machine backup

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    Thanks Mandc,
    But...... There is always a BUT......
    I really want to use the Paragon Software to achieve the backup.
    I've used the Time Machine and as a software package it works well, but I really want the MAC to boot from my Proprietary USB.
    cheers
    In hindsight I should have posted my Facebook status as: "I've blown the head gasket on my 1997 XR3i" rather than "I've just buggered a 14 year old escort".
    The police still haven't seen the funny side, my lap top's been confiscated and the wife has gone off to her mum's.

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    Oh OK. So the Paragon backup can do both windows or mac images?

    This is a free bootup usb maker but only works on intel macs (early 2006 onwards had intel)
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    Thanks mate,
    To answer your question - I really don't know.
    I'm still at the "Suck it and see stage" (Perhaps I should do more research B4 asking the questions )

    What I thought might be a possible experiment was to back up my MAC with the Paragon software (if Possible) and then attempt to re image my Surface Pro 3 with the Mac image and see if it might work.

    I figure that while they are very, very different operating systems they essentially (under the skin) both Intel machines - my Mini is pre 2006.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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    In hindsight I should have posted my Facebook status as: "I've blown the head gasket on my 1997 XR3i" rather than "I've just buggered a 14 year old escort".
    The police still haven't seen the funny side, my lap top's been confiscated and the wife has gone off to her mum's.

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    Ok, if it is pre 2006 then it has the G4 processor so any image cannot work with any intel machine.


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    Ohh well thanks for that - Like I said it was just an idea, but your help really is appreciated.
    Thank you
    In hindsight I should have posted my Facebook status as: "I've blown the head gasket on my 1997 XR3i" rather than "I've just buggered a 14 year old escort".
    The police still haven't seen the funny side, my lap top's been confiscated and the wife has gone off to her mum's.

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