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snverhallen
09-01-2009, 05:41 PM
Hi there,

Just a quick nooby question. How would I transfer a cloned HD from an external HD onto my internal HD on my Mac.

So for example I just wiped my iMac's internal HD and would just like to "place" my cloned system on the external HD onto my iMac's internal drive.

Thanks in advance,

snverhallen

dnanian
09-01-2009, 05:48 PM
You would follow the steps to "Recover from a disaster" in the User's Guide, snverhallen...

snverhallen
09-02-2009, 07:29 AM
You would follow the steps to "Recover from a disaster" in the User's Guide, snverhallen...

Thank you, I know it was a stupid question, but it's nice hearing it from someone who knows their stuff because as you can understand I don't wanna mess around with doing backups incorrectly.

So just to clarify I just restore?

dnanian
09-02-2009, 09:44 AM
Yep, it's just a restore.

OSman
09-03-2009, 01:18 PM
Yep, it's just a restore.
Dave: Then... one should NEVER use a "clone" volume (say on an external B/U drive) & simply "copy" it, ala SD!, to a blank Internal volume?

I did not know about SD!'s 'Restore' option...

Cheers, JIm B

dnanian
09-03-2009, 01:22 PM
A "Backup - all files" and a "Restore - all files" will both "restore". The latter ensures that you don't copy back your Time Machine backups, if they're on the same volume. That's the only difference.