Has anyone upgraded to Mojave from El Cap?

bigpoppamac31

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So I'm still on El Cap and I'm wondering if anyone here had upgraded to Mojave from El Cap. If so was it worth it? if Mojave isn't so good could I revert back to El Cap at this point? I'm on a 2014 MBP.
 

martyjmclean

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I upgraded from Sierra (macOS 10.12.6) to Mojave (macOS 10.14) on a 2014 MacBook Pro with no problems. On my Mac I did a clean install, but every other Mac I've upgraded has been perfectly fine and the improvements are welcome.
Do a Time Machine backup first, so you can restore if you need.
 

bigpoppamac31

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I upgraded from Sierra (macOS 10.12.6) to Mojave (macOS 10.14) on a 2014 MacBook Pro with no problems. On my Mac I did a clean install, but every other Mac I've upgraded has been perfectly fine and the improvements are welcome.
Do a Time Machine backup first, so you can restore if you need.
Well I don't use Time Machine but I do back up my drive with CCC to an external drive. Either way if I for some reason I didn't like Mojave and wanted to revert back to El Cap could it be done?
 

martyjmclean

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Well I don't use Time Machine but I do back up my drive with CCC to an external drive. Either way if I for some reason I didn't like Mojave and wanted to revert back to El Cap could it be done?
Yes, but it would require downloading El Capitan from the App Store and making a bootable drive with the installer.
If your Carbon Copy Cloner backup is the entire disk image, you *might* be able to restore it to your system drive and have everything returned as you left it.
Just do a Time Machine backup - simple and automatic.
 

bigpoppamac31

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Yes, but it would require downloading El Capitan from the App Store and making a bootable drive with the installer.
If your Carbon Copy Cloner backup is the entire disk image, you *might* be able to restore it to your system drive and have everything returned as you left it.
Just do a Time Machine backup - simple and automatic.
I don't like the way in which TM does backups. CCC just makes more sense to me plus it allows me to boot from the external drive if need be and everything is the same.
 

Fishrrman

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The OP wrote:
"Well I don't use Time Machine but I do back up my drive with CCC to an external drive. Either way if I for some reason I didn't like Mojave and wanted to revert back to El Cap could it be done?"

If you are backing up with CCC, you are in a MUCH BETTER POSITION to try an upgrade (than you would be if you used TM).

Having a BOOTABLE cloned backup makes it easy to "get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged" if the upgrade doesn't go right.

You would then do this:
1. Connect the cloned backup of El Cap
2. Boot from it.
3. ERASE the internal drive to Mac OS Extended with journaling enabled
4. RE-clone the contents of the backup BACK TO the internal drive.
5. Done.

Without a bootable backup one can still "get back", but it's NOT going to be easy.
 

bigpoppamac31

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The OP wrote:
"Well I don't use Time Machine but I do back up my drive with CCC to an external drive. Either way if I for some reason I didn't like Mojave and wanted to revert back to El Cap could it be done?"

If you are backing up with CCC, you are in a MUCH BETTER POSITION to try an upgrade (than you would be if you used TM).

Having a BOOTABLE cloned backup makes it easy to "get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged" if the upgrade doesn't go right.

You would then do this:
1. Connect the cloned backup of El Cap
2. Boot from it.
3. ERASE the internal drive to Mac OS Extended with journaling enabled
4. RE-clone the contents of the backup BACK TO the internal drive.
5. Done.

Without a bootable backup one can still "get back", but it's NOT going to be easy.
Okay. I just wanted to make sure. My Mac is 4 years old so I'm not sure how Mojave would perform. I still haven't upgraded to iOS12 in my iPhone 6S.
 
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