Carbon Copy Cloner restore from backup (Leopard to Lion)

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  1. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    Hi there,

    On my old MBP (Santa Rosa) I preformed backups using CCC and created disk images. Now I no longer posses my old laptop and I'll be receiving in the coming days a new MBP.

    My question is what's the best way to restore from the disk image which was created in Leopard to Lion on the new MBP. I really only want to copy over my personal files, mail, bookmarks, stickies, music library and certain apps.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Just open the disk image on an external drive and use Migration Assistant on the new machine to point to the disk image as the source and it will move all your apps and user settings over.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    If you use Migration Assistant, you'll have the option to bring over ALL of your user data (or none of it), ALL of your applications (or none of them), as well as computer settings and other files/folders from your old computer. It doesn't have the selectivity that you want.

    Your other choice is to create a new profile on your new MBP and then manually copy over all of the stuff you want from your CCC backup.

    IMO, doing Migration Assistant, and then deleting anything it copied over you didn't want, is probably a lot safer, quicker, and less work for you then trying to manually copy over what you want from your CCC backup.

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  4. bmwpowere36m3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    After I mount the disk image and open Migration Assistant (From another Mac), the disk image unmounts. The program can then no longer find the disk image.

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  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    The backup of your old system is literally a DMG? I've never seen that before. :eek:

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