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Acorn
Jan 22, 2013, 07:23 PM
I will be installing a new ssd drive soon. I know I can clone the drive however this clone does not transfer the internet recovery section. how can i get the internet recovery as well. If I could I would clone just the internet recovery then boot into the internet recovery to install a fresh copy.



GGJstudios
Jan 22, 2013, 07:25 PM
I will be installing a new ssd drive soon. I know I can clone the drive however this clone does not transfer the internet recovery section.
Carbon Copy Cloner (http://www.bombich.com/) does clone the recovery partition. SuperDuper! does not.

You can use version 3.5.1 (http://www.bombich.com/software/download_ccc.php?v=3.5.1) ($40) or 3.4.7 (http://www.bombich.com/software/download_ccc.php?v=3.4.7) (free, and works well on OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8).

OS X: About OS X Recovery (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718)
How to Clean Install OS X Mountain Lion (http://osxdaily.com/2012/07/25/how-to-clean-install-os-x-mountain-lion/)
Apple - OS X Recovery restores your Mac with a few clicks. (http://www.apple.com/osx/recovery/)
Hands on with Mountain Lion's OS X Recovery and Internet Recovery (http://www.macworld.com/article/1167870/hands_on_with_mountain_lions_os_x_recovery_and_internet_recovery.html#lsrc.rss_howto)

OS X Internet Recovery

If you happen to encounter a situation in which you cannot start from the Recovery System, such as your hard drive stopped responding or you installed a new hard drive without OS X installed, new Mac models introduced after public availability of OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion, automatically use the OS X Internet Recovery feature if the Recovery System (Command-R method above) doesn't work. OS X Internet Recovery lets you start your Mac directly from Apple's Servers. The system runs a quick test of your memory and hard drive to ensure there are no hardware issues.