Booting from Backup!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stauble, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Stauble macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010
    I used Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable backup of my internal hard drive. I was wondering how you initiate the bootable backup if I do have an internal hard drive failure? Do I just plug the drive in and power the computer on? Are there any other steps/precautions I should consider.

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Hold down the option key when you boot and select the external HDD

    From the System Preferences you can select the Start Up Disk as well

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. Stauble thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010

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