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Creating Bootable Backup Disk with Lion

 
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WCWalker
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Creating Bootable Backup Disk with Lion Reply with quote

I just brought home a new i5 2.7 ghz mini with Lion. I cannot find a way to make a backup DVD for Lion. Every topic on this subject over the internet pertains to a download of Lion from the App store but they do not give instructions about how to backup Lion with a computer that comes with it.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2011 Mac minis will not boot from a DVD. They have Lion Recovery (Recovery HD or Internet Recovery) pre-installed. Another option is to create a Lion Recovery Disk Assistant on a USB flash drive (1 GB or larger) for times when you don't have access to the internet.

You could clone your internal HD via Carbon Cloner or SuperDuper! to an external HD as an alternative to a Time Machine backup.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

http://osxdaily.com/2011/08/08/lion-recovery-disk-assistant-tool-makes-external-lion-boot-recovery-drives/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I guess I'll get a USB flash drive backup then.
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