Mac – recover from a complete OS X hard drive crash using CrashPlan Central

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The CrashPlan web site states:

Once your files are backed up,
CrashPlan continuously checks that
your files are 100% healthy and ready
to restore when you need them. If it
finds any problems, CrashPlan fixes
them.

Does this mean if my hard drive completely crashes, it can restore the OS, system files, and personal files? Specifically, can CrashPlan Central do an entire clone-type restore on Leopard?

Thanks, Chirag

Best Answer

CrashPlan is designed to protect your data, not your system. That being said, on the mac-- select "/" and once its' backed up .. do a full restore to a freshly formatted drive.

Then "bless" the drive. You should boot fine.

~Matthew