Carbon Copy Cloner - clone bootable drive

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  1. comatory macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    So my SSD decided to go and I'll be getting a new one. I have different hard drive that contains complete backup of my old SSD. How do I clone that when my new SSD arrives?

    Can I boot from my backup and clone from there? I'm not sure it's possible since the system will be running from it.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    [[ Can I boot from my backup and clone from there? I'm not sure it's possible since the system will be running from it. ]]

    Just connect the new drive, initialize it.
    Then launch either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper, and clone away...

    It's that easy.

    Suggestion -- TEST BOOT your newly-cloned drive before you install it.

    Second Suggestion -- for such tasks as the above, which involve "drive-swapping", one of the best accessories you can have in your drawer is a USB3/SATA docking station. To see what these are, go to amazon and enter "usb3 sata dock" into the search box. They typically cost under $25.
     
  3. comatory thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    thanks I just wasn't sure it's possible. I have a Mac Pro so putting drives in and out is no hassle.
     
  4. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    As Fishrrman said it's quite easy. I also agree that I would test by booting from your new SSD before installing. It just saves you the steps if something went wrong.
     

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