The installer may also change some of your preference files because certain settings are no longer supported or are incompatible with some feature of the new OS. Justin Rep: Then i will turn off the backup. Search titles only. This guide will show you how to perform an upgrade install, which is the default installation and the one that Apple thinks most Mac users will choose. Jul 9,
You can also make and maintain clones with good backup software. My personal recommendations are order is not significant:. Carbon Copy Cloner. Data Backup. Deja Vu. Synk Pro. Although you can buy a complete external drive system, you can also put one together if you are so inclined. It's relatively easy and only requires a Phillips head screwdriver typically.
You can purchase hard drives separately. This gives you an opportunity to shop for the best prices on a hard drive of your choice. You can find reviews and benchmarks on many drives at Storage Review. You can find only FireWire enclosures, only USB enclosures, and enclosures that feature multiple ports.
I would stress getting enclosures that use the Oxford chipsets especially for Firewire drives , , , for example. You can find enclosures at places such as;. Cool Drives. Firewire Direct. California Drives. All you need do is remove a case cover, mount the hard drive in the enclosure and connect the cables, then re-attach the case cover.
Usually the only tool required is a small or medium Phillips screwdriver. 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. Destination means the external backup drive. Source means the internal startup drive. You no longer can upgrade to The current version is DONE, nothing better, nothing quicker.
Live by the K. Page content loaded. If you are backing up to a USB drive, don't expect an enormous performance. You should get a FireWire or Thunderbolt external drive, so you will be able to use it for backups. Time Machine makes hourly backups, so the USB drive isn't enough because you won't be able to store more than one backup.
Apart from that, it's true that sometimes Migration Assistant causes problems, but if you want to go back to an old OS X version from a backup, you won't have to use it, so it's safe to restore the backup.
Note that there are other applications that allow you to make backups, like Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper. These applications will make a bootable clone, so you will be able to start from the USB drive or external drive. Also, the most recent version is Jul 10, 6: I saw that Time Machine makes a 12 GB backup, so i think 16 gb is enough. I don't wanna keep backing up my OS X, just once. Then i will turn off the backup. That's why i asked about firmware.. I don't know much of how system works.. I recommend you to use Carbon Copy Cloner. Good luck.
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So far so good. When I re-boot to the clone without the good SSD plugged in of course , when it gets to the bootloader screen and I hit return to start it - it hangs halfway through the progress bar under Apple logo then gives the probit icon.
If I then restart and at the same bootloader screen press the spacebar, scroll through the boot args listed none of which are checked all the way down to the Return and hit Return, then Return again to start the boot - it boots up. Does this behavior ring any bells for a solution??
Also, I'm totally open for anybody's multiple BIOS entries solution - seems like the myriad threads about it work for Windows dual boot and Asus motherboards. I'm using this: I make a "Disk to Disk clone". The GUI interface of Clonezilla is very easy even for me. So, anyone can easily follow the very descriptive prompts to accomplish the task.
The whole job is relatively fast.
But now I use only Clonezilla and it is a Freeware! If you are interested to try: This is to reduce clutter and confusion with too many disks while trying to choose the "Source" and "Recipient" disks for the cloning steps ahead. Using the Power and SATA cables of another disconnected drive, connect a blank HDD [or if you can afford SSD ] If you don't mind sacrificing data contained from formatting during cloning , you can use a used disk if that is all you have. Leave the recipient disk outside the computer case on a rubber Mouse pad or Pad made of non-conducting material [for electrical safety] and avoid unnecessary effort to place it inside the case for a disk that is going to be disconnected for safe keeping.
Wait for the monitor to show "Clonezilla" screen.
The rest is too easy to list here: This is made easier by disconnecting other disk in the earlier step. If you now reboot status quo ante will be reestablished https: I have edited this a few times to add text for clarity and upload images. I will add more images to a follow up post to show the actual Cloning steps.
Massive Mac OS X Cloning Boot iMacs from USB, chose windows, clonezilla (can be removed later), join clonezilla session. There is no cloning solution that you run as an OSX app that automically . 6] After it has finished copying the disk, at the appropriate Clonezilla.
I want to dedicate this post for Tonymac Forum for all the great help I got by reading the excellent Guides, great answers from the Moderators and dedicated contributors and the countless people who post great questions. Last edited: Nov 26, Thanks for the suggestion.