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Unhappy Backup and restore with USB HD? - 04-06-2009, 11:00 PM

I know this has been asked, I've read most of the posts. One thing that hasn't been clear to me however is this...

My scenario is that I don't have a large USB stick, but I have plenty of old USB drive enclosures and drives laying about.

Can I do a backup with Carbon Copy to an external USB HD, replace my SSD with a raw replacement (no formatting, nothing), boot with my DellMiniBoot123v8.01 disc, go to the now mirrored image on the external USB HD, and restore from there to the new SSD?



For that matter, could I use the internal SD card if it were at least the same size as the SSD?

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Default Re: Backup and restore with USB HD? - 04-13-2009, 12:09 PM

I'm not familiar with OSX, its programs, or installing OSX on a Mini. But USB flash drives and USB hard drives should work exactly the same.

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Default Re: Backup and restore with USB HD? - 04-13-2009, 12:41 PM

Yes it works. I couldn't get Clonezilla to work so I booted with the OSX install disk and used the disk utility to do a backup and restore from a USB. The drive is a little slow, but it worked.
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