Restore system from Carbon Copy backup

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  1. Razer(x) macrumors regular

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    Hello, i've tried Yosemite but would like to go back to Mavericks

    Before updating i've made a CC backup

    How can i restore it now?

    Seems like CC is not compatible with Yosemite
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Did you make your CarbonCopy bootable?
    If so, boot from the clone and use it to clone back to your default drive
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Boot up using your cloned drive (holding the option key) and then use CCC to copy the drive. Based on reports regarding the partition you'll probably want to repartition over erasing the yosemite drive.
     
  4. Razer(x), Jun 6, 2014
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    Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

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    Probably not, i'm not sure tough

    What if it's not bootable?
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Why don't you try what's being suggested to you first?

    Do this:
    1. Connect backup drive with CCC clone on it
    2. Press the power-on button
    3. IMMEDIATELY hold down the option key, and KEEP HOLDING IT DOWN
    4. In a few moments, the Startup Manager should appear
    5. If your CCC backup drive is bootable, you should see it listed in the startup manager. Select the backup drive with the pointer or tab keys, then hit return.

    What happens next?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It will be by default. In CCC if you just clicked Macintosh HD on the left as the source and your external drive as the destination then clicked the clone button, you will have a bootable clone.

    Just option key boot to the clone like maflynn mentioned. Then start Disk Util and select the drive brand name at the very top of the left column then erase the Mac OS Extended (Journaled). By selecting the disk itself rather than just Macintosh HD below it, you will blow off the Yosemite install as well as the Yosemite version of Recovery HD. Once you have erased the disk just use CCC again to clone the external back to the internal.
     
  7. Razer(x), Jun 9, 2014
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    Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't have the backup in my hands before today, so i just started

    Booted fine, and it's now cloning back to the main HDD

    Let's see how it goes *crossed fingers*
     
  8. Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

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    It worked, but now there's a white screen for 10 seconds everytime i boot up
     
  9. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Go to System Preferences / Startup Disk, select your internal drive as startup disk, then reboot.
     
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