Restore from backup not working!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fazzl, May 17, 2012.

  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    I took a restore of my hard drive using disk utility (File -> New Disk Image)

    I now replaced my hard drive and fired up computer in target disk mode. I'm using my other computer with the backup dmg to try to restore using disk utility.

    I keep getting the error that "Unable to scan "new hdd" (resource busy)

    Any ideas?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Do you still have your old HDD and can access it via a 2.5" S-ATA HDD USB enclosure perhaps?

    While Disk Utility is a good tool to make backups, sometimes backing everything up into one file (DMG) is not a good idea, in case that one file gets corrupted.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

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