Booting from Backup!

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

  1. Stauble macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Thanks
    :)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    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

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