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

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    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

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    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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