Image Problems in High Sierra

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by seanosx, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. seanosx macrumors newbie

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    I know I'm not alone with this frustration about Disk Utility imaging in High Sierra. With Apple trying to move away from Disk Utility as a supported way of disk imaging, many admins are left in limbo. For years I have been able to use disk utility (via Target disk or recovery mode) to take and restore pre-built images. It seems it is no longer straightforward in High Sierra. I have tried every possible way I can think of to take an image and then deploy it, but the deployment is not working. Does anyone have experience in successfully creating and deploying disk images in High Sierra? I'm not looking for 3rd party cloning recommendations (though that may come later) - just a way to get it working in disk utility like it used to. Thanks!
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    I recommend looking through the man pages for diskutil. Whenever Disk Utility gets dumbed down, the CLI remains as useful as ever
     
  3. currysquared macrumors newbie

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    Having the same problems here as @seanosx . I've got a slew of OS X pre-built images used for our testing environment, and I often had to Restore Yosemite, El Capitan, or Sierra with scripts and packages installed using the Disk Utility app. With High Sierra's changes my workflow is not possible at all.

    I'm wondering if others has been able to use High Sierra in a testing environment. If you're able to, how do you do it?

    I'm looking into using Carbon Cloner but it seems like it won't be possible to restore images through the network with that, only backup.
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    What about dd?
     

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