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using carbon copy cloner for multiple computers

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imosquea Calculating status...
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Feb 22, 2012 4:12 PM

I would like to setup multiple macbook pros to all have exactly the same configurations which include system level files/programs like python/java/curl/gcc.  They should be identical in everyway except the OSX license information.  I was thinking about using Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) to accomplish this task. 

 

If I used CCC would the license information on each macbook pro get overwritten when I cloned?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:44 PM (in response to imosquea)

    CCC will do the trick, I've read about it being used to clone like a hundred Mac mini's and then Firewire Target Disk Mode to clone to more and so forth.

     

    CCC will also clone the Lion Recovery Partition if needed, but it can do the OS X Lion Partiton alone too.

     

    The machines all have to be the same because of hardware drivers specific to each Mac model.

     

    If you had pre-10.6.3 release machines then you could mix it up if you used the 10.6.3 retail disk, but your signature says your on 10.7.

     

     

    I've heard of people being allowed install one Lion purchase on multiple Mac's, Apple doesn't install draconian DRM onto OS X, so as long as you meet their EULA, even if you have to buy several copies of OS X, you can clone one away without fear, they make their money on hardware sales.

     

    Of course third party software is another matter of course.

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to ds store)

    ds store wrote:

     

    The machines all have to be the same because of hardware drivers specific to each Mac model.

     

    Not necessary,  the proper reference release (In this case 10.7.3) support all models capable of running Lion.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4178?viewlocale=en_US

     

    Regards,

    Captfred

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