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  • 30. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    This is maybe a daft question.

     

    But with the clone, yes I can boot off of it and get me to the desktop, basically so that I have my system up and running again in no time at all. But once I've booted from the external hard drive/clone and to my desktop, how do I then use the clone to get my Macintosh HD up and running again from off of the clone?

     

    I realise I can use the Time Machine backups I would have took, but I'm just curious to know how I would do it with just the clone?

  • 31. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    ssls6 Level 4 Level 4 (2,715 points)

    I have restored from clones two ways:

     

    1) boot from the clone and clone the clone back to the primary HD using CCC.  This works "OK" but you need to make sure your recovery partition is cloned recorrectly.   CCC has a disk utility tool to check that the recovery partition exists on the external drive.

     

    2) Install a fresh copy of ML from a USB and do a migration from the clone for all programs and user settings.

     

    It can be hard to do version 2 without a USB copy of the installation software.  I don't know if the new mac come with that or not.

  • 32. Re: No recovery device/partition shown
    tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)

    ssls6 wrote:

     

    I have restored from clones two ways:

     

    1) boot from the clone and clone the clone back to the primary HD using CCC.  This works "OK" but you need to make sure your recovery partition is cloned recorrectly.   CCC has a disk utility tool to check that the recovery partition exists on the external drive.

     

    2) Install a fresh copy of ML from a USB and do a migration from the clone for all programs and user settings.

     

    It can be hard to do version 2 without a USB copy of the installation software.  I don't know if the new mac come with that or not.

     

    Right, I see what you mean now.

     

    I booted off of my external hard drive which contained the clone. I then loaded up CCC and was able to pick the external hard drive as the source and the destination as Macintosh HD. I didn't proceed past this point but I can see now how I would get my system up and running again off of a clone.

     

    Thanks for the help everyone, really appreciate it

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