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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jmjava, Jun 18, 2012.
Just got my first mac. Is a new mbp supposed to come with backup disks for restorations.
No Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.
OS X: About OS X Recovery
If you want to make a bootable installation medium, you can follow these steps:
• Lion DiskMaker
• Create bootable installation medium for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
• Create bootable installation medium for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
The recovery function is handled on your mac
1) shutting down the computer
2) hold down the option key
3) turn on the computer
4) select "recovery HD" and then follow instructions for disk utility, or re-installation. If you have no "recovery HD" option can also restore through the network by choosing "Choose Network".
So, the recovery disks aren't necessary- although they are more convenient if you have to restore through the network and only have slow access.
Since you are new to Mac, get an external USB hard drive and set up Time Machine. That way, when you need to restore, you can restore all of your programs and files from there without having to re-install.
Should lion be showing up in the mas for those of us it came preloaded with?
I would like to make a backup disk of my own. Where can I find the file?
Lion Recovery Disk Assistant might be able to help, see post #2 for link.
I don't think it is on there. The only way I know how to create a backup disk or thumb drive is to buy lion and and create one from the installer as shown here:
Nevermind, looks like link #2 above should work!
Oh nice. Seems like a small flash drive would work as opposed to mandating the need for a 8gig drive!