need help to create an image of osx sierra

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by mantra, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    a friend of mine has a desktop ,in the past he used w7 now ,his desktop has only 1 ssd crucial with osx sierra

    he asked me to create an entire disk image of his ssd (sata)

    i bought image for windows/linux & dos and i can use macrium

    but reading and looking around i found that only clonezilla can do it

    is that true?
    do i need to use clonezilla??
    or can i use other software ? image for linux is linux based should do it

    please can you help me with some advises ,never create an image of osx
    i would like to use my external hard disk to save the image , it's formatated with w10 ntfs
    thanks
     
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  2. Arvy

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    Does your friend's osx sierra installation not include its own disk utility for creating backup images? Does this Lifewire article help?
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    i don't know , he asked to me if i can do it
    i would like to do offline ,seeing i have no experience about creating image of osx
    thanks
     
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  4. oliverjia

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    Version 2.75 - September 30, 2012

    • Added support to backup used areas of HFS+ (iMac) partitions instead of the entire partition sector-by-sector.
    Boot your IFL usb and backup the whole disk.
    Yes Clonezilla should also work. Just treat your Mac OSX disk as a Linux OS and back it up. I would back up the OSX disk using both IFL and Clonezilla.
     
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi thanks
    i will try both , they should work and backup 100%
    about IFL , can it restore on a different drive?
    just to know ,because clonezilla can not do it

    may i disable core storage if i want to restore with clonezilla or image for linux?
    thanks Oliverjia
     
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  6. Robin A.

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  7. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    but i have to buy them
    i bought terabyte image for windows/linux/ dos
    and clonezilla is free

    and the machine is not an apple , i would like to boot offline via bios
    thanks
     
  8. pandlouk

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    Just use Disk Utility to create an image. Steps to take:
    1. During startup hold down Command-R to boot in the MacOS Recovey enviroment.
    2. Select Disk Utility and press continue.
    3. Choose your OS drive (or the OS partition - if you want to backup only the MacOS+the recovery Enviroment) in the left column.
    4. Press "New Image" button at the top bar.
    5. Give a name for your image and select the partition/folder where you want to save it and press "save".
    6. It will take 5-6 minutes to create the image.

    Panagiotis
     
  9. mantra

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    hi
    this is what do you suggest
    i'm not familiar with osx
    i prefer image for linux or clonezilla usb stick to do it ,or other free program
    thanks Panagiotis
     
  10. pandlouk

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    I have used clonezilla on macs but should work.
    IFL/IFW works fine with HFS+, just backup both the OS partition and the MacOS recovery partition.

    Panagiotis
     
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  12. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    just a question
    is there a way to restore an osx image to a smaller ssd or bigger ?
    for example from a ssd of 275GB to 250GB ssd
    thanks
     
  13. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Only if you use MacOS disk utility.
    Image for windows and clonezilla cannot resize mac partitions.

    ps. if you use other tools (than disk utility) for imaging you should disable core storage
    https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO109622.html

    Panagiotis
     
  14. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi Panagiotis
    thank you so much
     
  15. pandlouk

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    You're welcome.

    Panagiotis
     
  16. mantra

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    hi
    but to reatore an image with image for linux should i change the global settings ?
    and what's about clonezilla ?
    do they include clover?

    thanks Panagiotis
     
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  17. pandlouk

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    It depends from the settings that you have. The default ones (with 1mb allignment are fine).
    clover? o_O You mean the bootmanager? You need to backup the efi partition for that.

    Panagiotis
     
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