full system (HD) backup

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Good morning all!

On my PC I use Norton Ghost to image HD0 onto HD1 so I can easily get the system operating after a HD crash; just make HD1 master and all is well.

I boot from the Ghost floppy, then image HD0 to HD1; 40G takes about 10 minutes.

What do you advise to accomplish a similar task on my iMac 500/10.3.9 ? The iMac has a single internal HD, so I'd need an external HD for backup. Wondered what hardware (external drive) and software are recommended. It needs to boot, do a quick full image of the internal to the external, *AND* somehow boot and restore the image from the external to a new HD (I assume booting from the internal CD/DVD drive).

Somehow the idea of just backing up files and re-installing the OS (and updates) and a zillion apps onto a new HD isn't very appealing.

Thanks.
Tom
 
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