how to clone / make image of MacMini HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patent10021, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030

    patent10021

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    I want to clone or make an image of my Lion OS/HD to put on a new HDD.

    What is the easiest way to do this?

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I use SuperDuper, but CCC is just as good. These create a bootable clone, which is good thing to have in case your HDD/SSD fails.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper.

    CCC is free to download and use for 30 days (hint: if you download the completely free version 3.4.7, it will work too, but you will have to dismiss the alerts that it "hasn't been tested with the latest Mac OS").

    I haven't used SD in a while, but it used to be completely free if all you wanted to do was create a "full" clone (i.e., not an "incremental backup").
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Are you currently using Time Machine to backup to an external drive? If you are, you can option key boot to that and just click restore to put everything back on the new drive.
     

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