Time Machine & Carbon Copy Cloner Questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gregrose, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Hey guys, im very confused on what I should do here, need some advice, because im just not finding my answers on the internet.

    Im looking to upgrade my HD in my mbp13inch and I want to exactly replicate my old HD to my new one.

    So what im trying to figure out is. lets say I freshly install my new HD with my mbp cd & all, would TM completely clone my old HD onto the new one, or will I have to reinstall all programs i had from my old HD?

    And with CCC im confused on how I clone over to the new HD, can I do the fresh install of my OS, then plug in my external HD & will it clone over, or do i have to boot from the external HD, very confused, i dont want to mess anything up.

    I need an exact replicate of my old HD.

  2. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    You can restore from time machine to new hd. You boot from the install cd, then do the restore.

    As for ccc, I'm curious about that myself.
  3. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2008
    Use TM. Install the HDD, install OS X, it should give you an option to restore from a TM backup.
  4. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    ah shoot so sorry guys, i ment to post this in MBP forums, sorry. thanks though

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