Mac OS X Creating image of boot drive
New to Macs, so still on the learning curve.
I have a very nice Mac Pro here, which is configured exactly as I like it! I'd like to back this up to a second installed hard drive, so if the Mac ever goes 'blurgh', I can restore it to its former glory.
On the Windows side of things, I use Acronis True Image. This allows me to create an image of my C drive which can be restored by booting into an Acronis loader.
I'd like to be able to do something similar with the Mac.
I have 3 drives in this machine, 2 of which are in a RAID1 arrangement, and it is to there I would save the image.
If I try and use disk utility to create the image, it halts, informing me the drive I am trying to image is in use.
I do not want to clone the drive per se, and for this reason, I'm not using
Carbon Copy Cloner, as this will overwrite data on the destination drive.
Obviously seeking advice on how I can make an image of my main drive so that in the event of failure I can boot into 'something' and restore from an image.
Any ideas please?