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  • 15. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    Harris Miller Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the COMMAND and R keys until the menu screen appears. Alternatively, restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager screen appears. Select the Recovery HD and click on the downward pointing arrow button.

     

    I guess I was not understanding that even tho I booted the Mac pro from the "recovery HD" the "cloning" would include the entire boot volume. Is that correct?

  • 16. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    captfred wrote:

     

    10.7.2 through 10.7.4 are reference releases and can be cloned to any Lion capable Mac as of this date. (Not future models)

     

     

    There is a question of what OS is on what and the hardware involved, and it's current version(s).

  • 17. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,795 points)

    That is not relevant to the issue of why DU is normally slower than CCC.

  • 18. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,795 points)

    Cloning makes a duplicate of one drive to another. It includes everything on the Source drive. When it is done the Destination drive is a replica of the Source drive. If the Source is a bootable drive, then the Destination will also be a bootable drive.

  • 19. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Kappy wrote:

     

    Cloning makes a duplicate of one drive to another. It includes everything on the Source drive.

     

     

    Not exactly, SuperDuper doesn't clone the Lion Recovery Partititon and CCC and DU does,

     

    In the OP's case, if the MacBook Pro is running 10.6 and SD clones only EFI and Lion Partitions, they will wind up with no Recovery HD.

     

     

    Neither CCC or SD clones the BootCamp partition, unsure if DU also clones BootCamp partition in the same process, you would know.

     

     

    We can blame Apple for calling partitions "drives" or "HD's" to further confuse people.

  • 20. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,795 points)

    Thank you for unnecessarily confusing things by restating either the obvious or what has already been stated.

     

    The OP is cloning 10.7.4 based upon the info from his op.

     

    You aren't really helping.

  • 21. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    Harris Miller wrote:

     

    I guess I was not understanding that even tho I booted the Mac pro from the "recovery HD" the "cloning" would include the entire boot volume. Is that correct?

    Since you'd be using DU, and furthermore from the Recovery Partition, it would indeed pass everything over.

  • 22. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    Harris Miller Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    I want to thank all of you for the input. I had problems using DU so I used CCC & everything went well. I booted the MBP after the cloning & there was no problem.

     

    Thanks again.

  • 23. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,235 points)

    Happy to help.

  • 24. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    MikeK5117 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    This is been a very useful thread. I just ordered a new MacBook Pro and ended up selling the old one before I was able to clone the drive. My Mac Pro had been recently cleaned and updated so I am currently thinking of cloning it to an external drive which I will use to reclone the drive on my new MacBook Pro.

     

    Both machines are running OS X 10.7 and I'm using carbon copy cloner to clone both drives. Just wanted to make sure that the procedure that has been discussed here is correct and as such should be able to accomplish what I am intending. Any comments from Harris would be appreciated.

  • 25. Re: clone from mac pro to macbook pro
    Harris Miller Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    As I said in my previous post I used CCC to clone directly from the Mac Pro to the MBP. I have been using the MBP evr since & it has shown no problems. The only thing is that the "recovery volume" that is on the Mac Pro did not copy over to the MBP. Hope this helps you.

     

    Harris

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