Carbon Copy and SSD + HD

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by msdarkroom, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2012
    MBP with SSD and HD in optical bay.
    HD has plenty of space but isn't empty.

    (Note: Full external backup created of both drives already.)

    I'd like to make a carbon copy clone of my internal SSD with Lion OS to the internal optibay HD and then do a clean install of ML on the SSD.
    Is this a good idea, or does making a CCC to the HD wipe what was originally on the HD?
    Will the HD be bootable with Lion on it using the option-key-start method if things go wrong with the SSD?
    Thanks for any ideas/help.
  2. macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    CCC won't erase your HD. It will work out just like you're wanting it too, and will be bootable.
  3. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you partition the HD, you should be able to create a bootable clone from the SSD. Remember to follow CCC's instructions to also clone the recovery partition.
  4. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    If you clone Lion and CCC does not see a Recovery HD on the destination drive, it will create one automatically (assuming one was present on the source).
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2012

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