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#1 2018-12-27 19:36:09

Registered: 2018-12-27
Posts: 2

iMac G3 doesn't want a Backup :(

I recently aquired an iMac G3 (the 350 MHz version) running Mac OS X 10.3.5
I want to backup the Harddrive, so I downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner Version 2.3 (which is noted to be tha last Version to work on Panther). Now if I launch CCC it shows me this message:
Translation: "CCC needs a component that isn't installed. Do you want to download the installation program for those program parts? (/usr/bin/basename)"
after clicking the "start download" button, Safari launches and downloads a file called "BSD_for_CCC.pkg.tar" to the Desktop. CCC shows this message:
Translation: "The "BSD for CCC" Installation-package was saved to your desktop. Perform the Installation with a double-click, then restart CCC."
Double-clicking on the file produces this message:

So I tried opening the file on my Windows System with WinRAR, this also fails. I updated StuffIt to Version 10.0.2 (again, the latest Version running on Panther), same results.
Next I looked for an alternative to CCC and found SuperDuper! (Version 2.1.4). This seemed much more promising and it actually started the backup fine. However after a few minutes it got stuck and wouldn't go on with the backup. I left it there for about half an hour, but it wouldn't move on. I tried twice to a Network drive and twice to 2 different USB drives, it always got stuck at the same amount of Progress (137.48 MB).

I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me. I'd prefer to get CCC working over SD!, but either one would work I suppose.


#2 2018-12-29 17:05:20

Registered: 2018-12-27
Posts: 2

Re: iMac G3 doesn't want a Backup :(

If I use a Read-Only image in SuperDuper it works, still would have liked to get CCC working though.


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