How to Clone Yosemite?

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  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Been using Carbon Copy Cloner FREE v3.4.7 on Maverick without problems, but it now complains in Yosemite about some file not existing making the clone UNBOOTABLE!!? :eek:

    Any free method to create a BOOTABLE CLONE of Yosemite FREELY?

    Thank you.
     
  2. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    Why you don't use Time Machine ? I cloned Yosemite with it.
     
  3. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Always had problems with Time Machine restorations. ANy other solutions?
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You can use Carbon Copy Cloner 4.02 free for 30 days. You can make a clone of Yosemite with it. It has been working well for me thus far.
     
  5. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    Just erase the Time Machine volume and make a full backup before you clone. If this does not work you probably have a Hardware Problem.
     
  6. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I too encountered some trouble cloning Yosemite volumes. Carbon didn't work, nor did the restore function within Disk Utility.

    SuperDuper worked though. :D
     
  7. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And after 30 days nothing boots or restores, so why bother?

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    How much did SuperDuper cost you? Version?
     
  8. megalaser macrumors 6502

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    I used CCC and cloned it fine, however i did have a problem with the cloned drive not showing up in system prefs/startup disk when I was using a different drive (and trying to startup from my newly cloned one) - I assumed that CCC had made it unbootable but when I removed all drives but the cloned one and restarted my Mac it did't see the cloned drive at first so I restarted again holding down the option key, it then saw the drive, I chose it and booted from it once and it's been fine ever since.
     
  9. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Why would nothing boot after the 30-day trial? CCC is used to clone, not boot, any bootable drive cloned with it will stay bootable....
     
  10. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't tried this myself but I have a feeling that it's related to the fact that Yosemite converts the install target to core storage at install time.

    If you manually create a core storage target for CCC to backup to it may alleviate this issue.
     
  11. theSeb macrumors 604

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    rsync

    :D :D :D :D

    On a more serious note, it's been a while since I've tried this, but disk utility run from recovery mode can create (and restore) clones. This certainly worked in Lion and Mountain Lion.
     
  12. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

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    No problems cloning the drive using SuperDuper.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I upgraded to CCC 4.02 and it seems to be fine for me
     
  14. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does the bootable clone still boot after the 30 day trial?
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You can still use the clone you made after 30 days. You can also find CCC coupons online. I saved $10.00 that way.
     
  16. theSeb macrumors 604

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    No problem for me either, except for the bit where I had to pay for it.
     
  17. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just use Disk Utility.

    Command-r boot to recovery then launch Disk Util and go to the restore tab. Drag the Yosemite partition into the source and the external drive into the destination then click restore.
     
  18. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Post #11 ;) but thanks for confirming that this still works.
     
  19. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Dammit! :mad::D
     
  20. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the latest version. I downloaded it from their website after Ccc let me down. I didn't pay a dime, I believe Super Duper is donationware.
     
  21. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, SD is payware :(

    Any other way to create a FREE bootable Yosemite clone?
     
  22. Azzin, Oct 27, 2014
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    How much did you pay for your Mac?

    Don't be a cheapskate, buy the full version.
     
  23. simonsi macrumors 601

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    So CCC trial, Disk Utility, installing it twice on separate volumes (might not be a true clone but hey), how many other free options do you need.....?
     
  24. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    This thread gets rediculous, IMO.

    4 free solutions provided, none of them seems to be good enough for the OP.

    Time machine, CCC, Super Duper and disk utility.

    @OP: get your Yosemite cloned now, it's time to go ahead.
     

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