Bootable disk image with Carbon Copy Cloner

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

  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    #1
    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!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    #2
    Might just be easier to do a Time Machine backup, then restore that TM backup to the new Mac.
     
  3. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2015
    #3
    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.
    See: http://bombich.com/kb/ccc4/backing-up-disk-image
     
  4. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    #4
    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.
     

Share This Page