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gr8putt

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If the (Sierra) MacintoshHD on one MacBook Pro is CarbonCopy-cloned to a 2nd MacPro, will there be issues with Machine ID data, 3rd party App authentication, etc.? I've doing this manually for a few years now, keeping an every-updating "to do" list - so the MBP can go be a mobile and the MacPro stays in the studio.

How "labor Intensive" would it be to Identify/ manage any issues, remove them from the CCC backups?

Anyone tried this?

Thanks.
 

casperes1996

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I don't think there'd really be any issues really. I've tried booting my iMac from my MacBook Pro's drive, and everything just worked. It wasn't a clone - it was just booting the iMac from the drive in the MBP. (also tried vice versa)
 

gr8putt

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Thanks again. One source, although older Mac OS could do this, wasn't sure if this was possible with Sierra.
 

Weaselboy

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3rd party App authentication
The OS will work just fine, but some apps have the registration linked to hardware, so if you clone the drive to a new Mac the apps will see they are on different hardware and require registration. MS and Adobe apps particularly are known for this.
 

gr8putt

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I've CCC-ed everything and will do a Time Machine, so there will be files I can find if anything gets compromised. Thanks for all the advice, will give it a go tomorrow.
 

Fishrrman

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Just try it first with a CCC cloned backup.
Let us know how it goes.
 
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