Connect Mac Pro and Macbook via ethernet to clone a backup onto the laptop drive?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by pullman, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    pullman

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    Is it possible to connect my Mac Pro via ethernet to my Macbook (which only boots into the Recovery partition) and clone over a Lion backup to the laptop?

    I have two drives in the Macbook, one broken SSD and one Seagate Momentus. What I would like to do is to clone over the Lion backup to a partition on the Seagate.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    A clone? No. A laptop requires a different installation than a Mac Pro. But I am assuming the clone you are referring to is the clone of the Mac Pro. If it's a clone of the laptop's software you can probably do it, depending on your cloning software.

    However, if you have a version of the Mac OS that works on all Macs you could install it via the network connection.

    See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2129?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US for an example.
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    You don't need to clone the Mac Pro's hard drive. All you need to do is to backup your user files and third-party applications. This is trivial. I backed-up my tower to my PowerBook via Ethernet eleven years ago. There is no reason why you can't backup your Mac Pro to your MacBook today.
     

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