Bootable disk image with Carbon Copy Cloner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joe8232, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    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?

  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Might just be easier to do a Time Machine backup, then restore that TM backup to the new Mac.
  3. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2015
    If you meet the other criteria, such as what version of OS the MAC supports, there's no reason to not do both, TM and CCC. CCC's warning is just that.
  4. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    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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