Restore from SuperDuper App

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  1. dmj102 macrumors 6502

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    I backed up my MBP running Mavericks with SuperDuper before I upgraded to OS X Yosemite.

    If I do a restore with SuperDuper, I should get back Mavericks and my data pre-install. Is this true or do I need to download the Mavericks installer and install that first?
     
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    Can someone please help me. If I need to download the Mavericks installer, I like to do so soon because it's going to take a long time.
     
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    Restoring with a full back up of a Mavericks drive will give you a Mavericks drive.
    SuperDuper will restore an exact copy of what you backed up, including the OS.
     
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    Thank you so much. This gives me peace of mind.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The only thing you will be missing is the recovery partition, since SD does not back that up.
     
  6. dmj102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not familiar with the recovery partition. So I'm in the process of downloading Mavericks and will do a clean install.

    I was wondering if I should have used Time Machine to do back ups and not the SuperDuper app. I suppose in the case of going back to Mavericks, I should have used Time Machine. Am I correct?
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy, Oct 25, 2014
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    Carbon Copy Cloner will back up everything including making a clone of your recovery partition. A good thing to have moving forward, in my opinion.
     
  8. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    I think you mean Carbon Copy Cloner.

    And restoring the recovery partition can be done fairly easily. ;)

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    No, SuperDuper! works very well.

    the way to restore is very simple.

    Plug in your backup and start the Mac whilst holding down the option key.

    Select your backup disk and your Mac will boot into Mavericks (exactly as it was when you made the backup).

    Re-partition the internal disk. using disk utility from your backup.

    Run SuperDuper and clone from backup drive to internal.

    BTW the restore partition wouldn't be saved in Time Machine either. SuperDuper! is quicker and will achieve exactly the same result.

    Carbon Copy Cloner has one advantage over SuperDuper! and that is that it can recreate the recovery partition.

    BTW if your Mac originally came with Mavericks, you don't need the recovery partition, because using Cmd+R for internet recovery will always clean install Mavericks!
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    A TM backup does save and restore the recovery partition. If the TM was made with 10.7.2 or later you just option key boot to it and you get the recovery screen. From there use Disk Util to format then click restore and that's it.

    The recovery partition is required for some OS X feature to work, like Filevault and Find my Mac, so it is a good idea to have one.
     
  10. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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    Very good to know about being able to fall back on your native setup with TM.

    Which is why you have to wonder why Apple does not allow us users (the owners of our own devices) to fall back on the last iOS of (our choice) their iDevice if they want to go back from an update they are not happy with, right? An option in iTunes maybe? I guess we can only wish for such things...Apple, are you listening????
     
  11. dmj102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you all for your replies. I appreciate it. I made a Mavericks Boot Installer and did a clean install. SuperDuper worked great to get all my data back. It was easy and sure it took some time, but it was worth it.

    From now on, I'll always make a Boot Installer USB Drive. For anyone that is interested, here is a really good link:

    http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/16/make-os-x-yosemite-boot-install-drive/

    In the code part, I changed "Yosemite" to "Mavericks".
     

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