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1553 Views 63 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 8:43 AM by Csound1 RSS
  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    Ask if something starts acting quirky during the clone/cloneback.  As you have recognized, it should work fine but cutting corners is one thing you do not to do for this.

     

    Others will answer questions if I do not.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    When you have a clone that has been tested post back, we'll take you through the rest.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    1tio1 wrote:

     

    The data is not 'that' important, but you know, it's not funny when it get lost.

     

    So I'll make a clone with CCC, following the exact steps the instruction guide says and then I come back.

    We'll be here

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    The clone will take a while, be patient, and yes, your drive is very full, it will need replacing with a larger one.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,485 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    I personally hate the Other category because it doesn't tell you anything.

     

    I usually suggest OmniDiskSweeper to find out what is on the disk. It will tell you the files and folders that are taking up the most space so that you can either delete them or move them to another disk.

     

    Allan

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    General advice is to keep 15% of the HD free so OSX has some play-room for routine operations and virtual-memory.

     

    But if you buy a 1 TB drive, 150GB free is possibly wasteful.  But some people like to keep 30% free regardless of the HD size just based on experience.

     

    OniDiskSweeper: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7402/omnidisksweeper

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    Alter the "shutdown" to "never" until it finishes, just in case it wants to shutdown out of spite because you are ignoring it .

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to 1tio1)

    Yes.  Change the setting in "power saver".

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