Restoring a Mavericks backup to Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by dictoresno, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    I installed Yosemite to a second partition and everything is working perfectly. I wasn't sure if I'm able to load my mavericks backup now into Yosemite. I tried but nothing happens when I click restore after selecting the file from an external drive. Any ideas if this is possible? I would like to migrate all my stuff over and make two identical copies of my computer on the drive, one main one mavericks and the other as Yosemite.
  2. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    I think your best option is to wipe the second partition, clone your Mavericks partition to it, then upgrade to Yosemite right over the existing Mavericks.

    I doubt if you can do a clean install, then migrate everything over but the OS. But if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will let us know.:D

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