Creating A Fusion Drive From Backup?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Fritzables, May 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I am looking at installing a 256GB SSD to my Mid-2011 iMac that already has a 1TB installed.

    Every month I create a Bootable Backup using Carbon Copy to an external HDD.

    My Question: Once I have the SDD fitted and ready to reinstall the OS, can I just reload the image from my Carbon Copy Backup, or do I need to conduct a fresh install of OSX ?

    Pete
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    Once you create the fusion drive, you can just "re-clone" your cloned backup _back to_ the new fusion drive.

    Works the same way as with any other drive...
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    It may take a few days for OS X to get performance back to where it was as OS X will have to move files between the SSD and HD again.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Looks like the re-install is going to be the better way to go.

    Cheers.
    Fritzables.
     
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