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I still have my repair software (although it's less useful these days) and an emergency drive that I can start up from if needed. (I keep mine on a flash drive.)

I agree with Karen....a bootable backup with some set of recovery tools/repair utilities can't hurt..

As cheap as HDDs are (especially if you have a couple 'smaller' ones laying around), I just keep fully installed version of 10.6 on a spare drive....

with it obviously comes Disk Utility and over the past couple of years I've purchased Disk Warrior and Drive Genius 3 (which isn't near as useful as Disk Warrior)....

So with a Voyager and a spare drive, it's easy to stick a bootable repair version into the closet (just incase you don't want to boot and repair from your SD clone)

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