.IMG files seem to be a very good way to backup and restore Raspberry Pi SD Cards, but as far as I can tell there seems to be no equivalent on the Mac.
PS. Please don't tell me to use the "dd" command, I'd love for the app to have a GUI.
I know you said you didn't want to use
dd but you may find this useful.
All you have to do is insert the SD Card and run the following. I does all the difficult stuff.
You may have to modify
/temp/Pi/ to match the desired location for the image.
#!/bin/bash # script to backup Pi SD card # 2014-07-20 #DSK='disk4' # Find disk with LInux partition (works for Raspbian) export DSK=`diskutil list | grep "Linux" | cut -c 69-73` if [ $DSK ]; then echo $DSK else echo "Disk not found" exit fi diskutil unmountDisk /dev/$DSK echo pleae wait - This takes some time echo Ctl+T to show progress! time sudo dd of=~/temp/Pi/Piback.img if=/dev/r$DSK bs=2m echo backup completed - now compressing time gzip -9 ~/temp/Pi/Piback.img #rename to current date echo compressing completed - now renaming mv -n ~/temp/Pi/Piback.img.gz ~/temp/Pi/Piback`date +%Y%m%d`.img.gz
Yes! I've found a solution. All thanks to the popularity of the Raspberry I might add. On http://kano.me they make some kind of mini computer Raspberry Pi kit for kids and on one of their guides they do this. Click here and follow the guide: https://help.kano.me/hc/en-us/articles/201602232-How-to-Re-install-Kano-OS-Using-ApplePi-Baker-OS-X-
The utility is called ApplePi-Baker and it's available here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Flashing_the_SD_card_using_Mac_OSX and here: http://www.tweaking4all.com/hardware/raspberry-pi/macosx-apple-pi-baker/