How to back up a disk image for new 13 MBA and Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by riverwater, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. riverwater macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Just order a new MBA 13", will receive it in 3-4 days. I want to produce a disk image of my entire Mac OS X disk's contents before I install any app on it. In the snow leopard, I can do it with Disk Utility. But this need to boot from DVD, how can I do it in Lion (no DVD disk) and MBA (no DVD drive)?
    Is the Time machine the only back up method for MBA running Lion?
  2. steverunner macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    With Lion to access Disk Utilities, turn on power and then hold the Alt key down. This will boot into the recovery partition, you can then use disk utilities.

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