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joe8232

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Jun 21, 2005
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Hi all,

I just wanted to check before I go ahead and do this that I am doing the right thing. I have to give my macbook pro back to work before I leave (early 2015 13" rMBP) and I want to take a copy of the hard drive to clone directly onto my new machine. I'm on a tight time frame and completely forgot to order an external hard drive that I could directly clone the drive onto.

So what I want to do is create a disk image that I can then either copy straight onto the new macbook pro, or restore to an external hard drive and then copy that onto the new mac. In CCC when I choose disk image I get a warning that the image will not be bootable. Is that just because you can't boot from an image and when I restore to a physical drive it will be fine?

Thanks!
 

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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So what I want to do is create a disk image that I can then either copy straight onto the new macbook pro, or restore to an external hard drive and then copy that onto the new mac. In CCC when I choose disk image I get a warning that the image will not be bootable. Is that just because you can't boot from an image and when I restore to a physical drive it will be fine?

Thanks!

Might just be easier to do a Time Machine backup, then restore that TM backup to the new Mac.
 
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joe8232

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Jun 21, 2005
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Thanks for that! I'm currently doing a time machine backup over thunderbolt to my Lacie drive and it's going incredibly slow for some reason so I may just risk it and do the disk image with CCC.
 
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