How to install bootable backup on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mayarosea, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Mayarosea macrumors newbie


    Jun 22, 2015
    Did bootable backup with Carbon copy cloner CCC Version 3.4.7
    on Mac 10.6.8.

    Could you, please, tell me how
    to install this backup
    back on the same computer ?

    Thank you!
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Start your Mac with that backup(clone) and then do a backup(clone) back to your Mac.
  3. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    You can boot directly into your clone through System Preferences>Startup Disk. Or you can use Migration Assistant.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    1. Power down your equipment -- ALL THE WAY OFF

    2. Connect the external drive with the bootable backup to your Mac.

    3. Press the power-on button. Make sure the external drive is powered on.

    4. As soon as you hear the startup sound, hold down the option key and KEEP HOLDING IT DOWN until the startup manager appears.

    5. In startup manager, you should see at least 2 drives. Your internal will be there, AND you should also see the external drive (IF it's truly a "bootable backup").
    Is it there?

    6. Use the pointer (or the tab or arrow keys) to select the external bootable backup, then hit return.

    7. Does it boot?
    If so, be aware that when the desktop appears, it's going to look EXACTLY THE SAME as your internal drive, because after all, it's a "clone", right?

    You can check which drive is the startup drive by going to the Apple menu and choosing "about this Mac".

    8. Once you're booted from the cloned backup, and you're satisfied that you want to copy EVERYTHING ON IT -back to- the internal, I would suggest this:

    a. Open Disk Utility and re-initialize the internal drive. You don't need to "zero-out" data, just do a quick initialization.

    b. Launch CarbonCopyCloner.

    c. Set up CCC with the external drive as your source and the internal drive as your target.

    d. Let CCC do its thing. It may take a while to copy everything back if you have lots of stuff.

    When done, power down, disconnect the backup, then power up without it.
    Do you get a good boot from the internal?
    Does everything look as it should?

    If so, you're done!
  5. Mayarosea thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 22, 2015
    THANKS a lot Fishrrman!!

    An excellent guidance!

    All works !

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