Carbon Copy and SSD + HD

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

  1. macrumors member

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    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

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    CCC won't erase your HD. It will work out just like you're wanting it too, and will be bootable.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    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.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    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).
     
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