Making a backup of the disk, then restoring it

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fterh, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. fterh macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Hi, I need help backing up my disk, then restoring it, to create more contiguous free space to partition my disk using Boot Camp Assistant.

    I Googled, and apparently I can backup using Time Machine, then boot up from the OS X disc, then restoring the T.M. image. Alternatively, I can do what the popup (whilst in Boot Camp Assistant) suggests - back up the disk, use Disk Utility to format, then restore the data.

    So which method should I use? I don't have T.M. set up on my MBP. And apparently you cannot choose to backup on the same drive. So should I use disk utility to backup? If so, how so?
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    You're going to need a second drive to backup to using an app like Carbon Copy Cloner.

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