Using Carbon Copy Cloner

USING CARBON COPY CLONER

The program you want to use to create a complete copy — in techgeekspeak a “clone,” or in your parlance a “mirror” — of your hard drive for each of your laptops is called “Carbon Copy Cloner.”
Before launching the program, go ahead and install your external drive and make sure all the partitions load.
(can’t remember what we called them, but you should see 2 or 3 external drives pop up on either your desktop or in finder)
Once those are up and running, we turn to CC Cloner.
While I’m 99% certain we installed the app — if we didn’t follow up with me — I’m not certain we placed it on your dock.
Hence, you’ll either find it on your dock, or you’ll have to go diving into “Applications” to find it. Then click and launch.
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IF YOUR CLONING TASK IS ALREADY CREATED

Again, can’t remember if we actually cloned your laptops while you were down here or not. If we DID, you’ll see something in the “Tasks” list. Click on the appropriate task for the lappy you’re cloning, and your source & destination specifications should immediately be listed.
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Then click on “clone” button, sit back and enjoy a cold beverage!
NOTE: you might get a warning dialog saying something along the lines of “you’re about to overwrite everything on the destination drive. Are you cool with that?” Your answer will be “hell to the yes!”
Cloning will take anywhere from 20-60 minutes, then you’re done!
(well after closing application and ejecting external drive)
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HOW TO CREATE A CLONING TASK

If we haven’t already created a cloning task, the steps are as follows.
First, click on the “New Task” button, then give the task a name.
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Then click on the “source” button and choose the appropriate source.
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Then click on the “desination” button and choose the appropriate source.
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Then click on “clone” button, sit back and enjoy a cold beverage!
NOTE: you might get a warning dialog saying something along the lines of “you’re about to overwrite everything on the destination drive. Are you cool with that?” Your answer will be “hell to the yes!”
Cloning will take anywhere from 20-60 minutes, then you’re done!
(well after closing application and ejecting external drive)
(note red arrow in image below)

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