Pretty much, assuming your target drive is another hard drive or external.

There are all sorts of tutorials on the web for this.  I would suggest reading 
a few before you do it so you understand the ideal settings.

MacDan

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> On Jul 25, 2014, at 1:28 PM, Rich Thomas 
> <richthomas79td...@constructivity.net> wrote:
> 
> So I just run the disk utility and select the whole disk then do "new image" 
> and point it to the target drive?
> 
> --R
> 
>> On 7/25/14 1:17 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
>> Disk Utility, or if you want to do the third party thing, Carbon Copy 
>> Cloner, which is pretty much the gold standard for making .dmg files.  It 
>> used to have a free version, but I'm not sure if that is still the case.
>> 
>> MacDan
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>>> On Jul 25, 2014, at 1:14 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
>>> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> What would the macophiles recommend as a good ("the best") app to make a 
>>> backup disk image of a whole mac disk (1TB)?  I have it set to do the time 
>>> machine thing but I want to do an occasional total image of the disk, and 
>>> esp when this new OS comes out soon.
>>> 
>>> --R
>>> 
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