How do I Clone a USB boot drive with Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by iqwertyi, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    So, I was able to successfully create a USB flash drive with lion.

    Now, I want to keep a backup of that USB drive, because I lose USB drives constantly (and yet I keep purchasing tiny USB Drives).

    Anyway, can I simply copy/paste all the data from one drive to another?
    I figured it may be a bit more complicated since it's a boot drive and all that.
    Is there a special way or a clone software needed to do this properly?

  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2010
    i know you can make bootable backups via Carbon Copy Cloner as I've read of other users doing that...therefore, i do not see why not.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Going to try that out.

    edit: I should add, I'm new to Mac, so this may have been a newbie question. :)
  4. macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Disk utility

    Tons of instructions available via Google.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    Excellent, that's even better.
    Thanks. I'll give that a shot.

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