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[HELP] How to clone GPT Mac HDD to big one...? ;-)


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How to clone GPT Mac HDD to big one...? I have a 80Gb GPT Mac HDD and I need to clone to new 500Gb HDD and I must make HDD clone into Windows machine... Which program must I use...?

Thanks in advance...

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It's better todo with the Mac, since it understands it's filesystem better than Windows does.

 

 

Open the Disk Utility app.
    Click on the drive icon that corresponds to your clone drive in the sidebar.
    Click on the Erase tab.
    Make sure Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is selected from the Format menu.
    Click on the Erase... button.
    Verify you want to erase the disk.

Now the USB HDD is prepped.

Use the Restore feature to copy the internal > the larger drive. Note the HDDs can have an identical name, if you wish todo so.

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I never have much luck at using Windows to work on Mac. That's my main reason for keeping Mac VMs.

 

How to Clone and Backup Your Hard Drive

http://www.macinstruct.com/node/147


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Thank's dave, but I can't make clone from Mac, only from Windows... is a Mini Mac of a client of my workshop...

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Have you tried Aomei?

 

:mrgreen: After all, you posted it. :mrgreen:


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Have you tried this?

 

:mrgreen: After all, you posted it. :mrgreen:

Yes, but it does not work... I first make a full image backup of 80GB HDD and at restore to 500Gb HDD if I choose to use full disk size instead of expand second partition (system), expand first partition (boot)...

I also tryed Active@ Disk Image and fail to restore...

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Virtual machine macOS & USB drives do work just fine. I've actually used Disk Utility to make a clone of my VM.


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Yes, but it does not work... I first make a full image backup of 80GB HDD and at restore to 500Gb HDD if I choose to use full disk size instead of expand second partition (system), expand first partition (boot)...

I also tryed Active@ Disk Image and fail to restore...

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Restore as 80GB partition and then use the Partition Assistant to extend it to 500GB.


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The problem being is that Mac uses a Fat32 (not Windows) filesystem for the EFI (OEM system) partition & HFS Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for the OS partition. The system (OEM) partition comes out corrupt using Windows tools to clone. It's not seen as the OEM partition in Windows, just a plain ol' Fat32 partition.


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Restore as 80GB partition and then use the Partition Assistant to extend it to 500GB.

I can try it, but I do not know if the data will be corrupted after that...

 

p.s.: I don't know nothing about Mac systems... I never tried one... :roll: (well, I power on one, and then power off... X-D)


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The OS partition will copy as it was, HFS filesystem intact, BUT the 1st 500Mb fat32 (OEM) partition may be omitted or corrupted from Windows cloning that has important boot kexts in it for hardware config prior to loading the Mac OS.

 

You get past the cloning & boot properly in the Mac, extending the OS partition in disk utility in the mac online is a snap, like in windows disk management.


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also try:

http://www.aleratec.org/s.nl/ctype.KB/it.I/id.7048/KB.2123/.f

or:

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/How-to-clone-your-old-hard-drive-to-your-SSD-Mac/ta-p/112072

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Thanks, friends... I will try clone again on monday... :occasion14:


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Finally, I have succeeded... I've done it with Active@ Disk Image and Clone Disk... Then I've extended the partition from the Mac...

Thanks for your help, guys...!!! :occasion14:

 

Cheers... ;-)

 

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