Cloning over Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by VideoBeagle, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    I'm asking for my father...I'd like confirmation that this will work.

    He might try out Yosemite on his MacBookPro (per advice from the Apple Store), but he's very concerned about the ton of negative comments on the Apple page.

    He's currently on Mountain Lion. He has extensive backups of it (bootable). He likes using it.

    The QUESTION IS IF he upgrades to Yosemite, and doesn't like it. CAN he use the backup to clone back the MacBook to where it is now?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If by backup, you mean a Time Machine backup, yes. He would just option key boot to the TM disk and erase the internal disk then restore to a date before the upgrade. The only issue there is any files like documents etc. created between the two dates would not be restored since you are using an older restore point.
     
  3. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, a clone backup made with CCC (though he also does TM backups). But either would work is what you're saying?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... either would work. Same deal with the CCC clone. Just option key boot to it and clone it back over.
     

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