Carbon Copy Cloner or Time Machine for restore?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shstiger2009, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

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    What's the best way to copy a machine to another one? CCC, or Restore From Backup via Time Machine option in Disk Utility?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    CCC can clone HDs so it might be a bit quicker way than TM.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Both work very well, and one is not necessarily better than the other

    You can also do a fresh install and use Migration Assistant with both CCC and TM

    What exactly are you doing?
    If you are moving from one machine to another that is a different machine (i.e. iMac to MBP), you might want to do a fresh install and use Migration Assistant
     
  4. shstiger2009 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MacBook Air to MacBook Air. Already set up everything the way I want it, and I'm returning my 2GB version for the 4GB version.

    I was also wondering if just doing a Fresh Install and using Migration Assistant was a better option.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    CCC makes a bootable copy; TM doesn't. I also prefer CCC because it doesn't consume as much space as TM. I don't need TM's roll-back feature.
     

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