My macbook pro needs repair, so I must take it to the Applestore and have it fixed. It has lion inside it. Before that, I want to completely erase every little thing in there, because I don't want to expose my work in any employee, for obvious reasons. In my job, I have the option of taking another macbook and use it until my own is repaired. I can do whatever I want with it, as long as I need it, even completely erase data from it. So what I want is: -- Backup the data from my laptop to an external HDD using carbon copy cloner -- Give my machine for repairs -- Obtain the other one from my work. Restore the HDD from CCC and use that. -- After repairs are complete, I want to be able to restore my own laptop from the HDD, and completely erase the one they gave me from work and installing a copy of OS X and just give it to them. They don't care what's installed in it, as long as it is functional. Now, onto the real question: What happens with Lion's recovery disk? I suppose that this isn't backed up with CCC, so how can I restore it to any machine after using CCC to restore my main system? Note that I don't have a Lion USB stick, and I don't want to purchase one. I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store.