How to save exact capitan partition and reinstall it from zero

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  1. user97908 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I would like to find a way to copy exactly "Macintosh HD", erase the disk and paste the exact same "macntosh hd". Avoiding time machine.
    Do you know how to ?
    Thanks
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! are your best bets.
     
  3. user97908 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    research shows that superduper and elcapitan are not the best
     
  4. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Who's research? It's done fine by me. It's how I set up my new 5K iMac about 2 weeks ago.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do a command-r boot to recovery then use Disk Utility to "restore" Macintosh HD to an external drive will get you an exact clone of Macintosh HD, including the recovery partition on that volume. No need for any third party utilities at all.

    Then you can boot to the clone and clone back with Disk Util again if you want.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    One more vote for CarbonCopyCloner.

    It will clone over your recovery partition, as well.
     
  7. user97908 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok. i don't have any recovery partition so that's not a problem.
     

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