11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2011 12:13 PM by baltwo
Robb Manning Level 1 Level 1

Hi,

 

I'm about to upgrade my boot up disk on my Mac Pro from 250G to 750G.  I want the exact same startup volume on the new drive -- what is the best way and/or software to transfer my drive from one to the other (I have 4 bays, so physically it's not an issue).  I've been told that SuperDuper! is good software to clone one drive to another.

 

Does anyone have input on this, or other software they recommend.

 

Thanks for the help!


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
Solved by elikness on Sep 2, 2011 12:12 PM Solved

Yes, but only as a way of making backups of User Folders on OS X server that I'm in charge of.

 

I've never done a clone of a boot drive to another boot drive. What I've read is, it would be easier doing full disk clones, than doing incremental backups, that took a little reading on my part.

Reply by elikness on Sep 2, 2011 12:05 PM Helpful

People also swear by Carbon Copy Cloner, and I think it's fully Lion compatible now too. It's free and you might need to consult the web pages a little before starting, but it will do the job rock solid, permissions, everything make it across as an EXACT disk copy of your original. So Apps and everything will just work afterward.

 

http://www.bombich.com/ Home to Mike Bombich's truly useful CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner)

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