OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Restore Put Recovery Hd Over Mac Hd After First Properly Copying Mac Hd?

Apr 4, 2012

I am trying to make a redundant backup image of my harddrive using something OTHER than Time Machine.  I booted to recovery because you image from a disk you are booted from.  The restore took 2 hours, and indicated the entire time in disk utility that it was restoring "Mac HD" to a similarly sized partition on my external hard drive.  When it was done, the external had a copy of my recovery drive on it.  That's crazy talk.

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Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iMac 24" used at work

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Why Is Lion Recovery HD Showing Up In Finder And Disk Utility

Apr 27, 2012

Lion Recovery HD is suddenly showing up in Finder (Sidebar & Desktop), also in Disk Utility.What is going on? I don't want it to show up.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Apr 8, 2012

I'm trying to restore the partitioning of my late 2011 Air drive, after messing it up while trying to dual boot OS X and Linux. The goal is to get rid of the superfluous partitions and resize the OS X one so I can use the whole drive again. Data loss is not an issue. According to Disk Utility the partitioning looks like this: 

EFI
Macintosh HD
Recovery HD
06

[code]....

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Sep 12, 2014

Macbook Pro running on OSX Mavericks is having problems. 

Today I turned my Mac on, and it started up with a loading wheel and a loading bar. When the loading bar finished, the Mac turned itself off. I tried many times, same happened every time. I then went into OSX Recovery, started repairing Macintosh HD, but the error message saying "Disk Utility can't repair Macintosh HD" came up and now I don't now what to do. 

Is there any way I can back up my files in this situation? Is there any way I can repair the disk without having to erase all data and reinstalling OSX? Or do I really need to bring it to a Apple Store for repair? 

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Feb 15, 2010

i have a hard drive i use mostly in Windows that i lost data and want to recover it. i've played with some of the free utilities on the internet but they either take too long or aren't very good.

since Tiger reads NTFS partitions i was going to try it on my Mac Mini.

i usually use a laptop and don't have time to leave the recover running for 10 hours or more. any good free utilities out there?

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MacBook Pro :: Can Use Disk Utility Recovery To Clone Original Hdd To A New One

Apr 16, 2012

My original hdd refuses to boot up, and using disk utility via recovery mode to try and fix it just gives me an error "disk utility stopped repairing the drive, salvage data and format etc." giving an error about invalid node structure or something. Tried using target disk mode with a friend's mac when I was at work but the drive didn't even want to mount. Assuming it's about to die, I have just bought a new hdd (XT Hybrid) and since my mac is pre-Lion era (2010 model) I don't have a built in recovery mode, but strangely enough hooking up my old hdd with a dock and option-booting to it I can still access the recovery HD partition on it. 

So I was thinking if i can essentially "clone" my original hdd to the new one using the restore tab on disk utility, and try using disk repair on it to get it working? or is there another app I can use that will do this (being mindful that I don't have access to another mac or the OS on the HDD to run it, so it'll have to be "live", and preferably free) Or should I just cut my losses and just put a fresh install on it... Yes I do have a time machine backup, but there's two reasons I want to see if this works - one is that although time machine is quite up to date (within a week I'm guessing, can't remember), it's obviously won't have the new content created during the day(s) before I was able to plug in my external hdd, and secondly since I don't have access to another mac to create a lion install usb drive, I'll have to use the internet recovery, and knowing my internet connection, 4gb download would take probably overnight and nearly a whole day to finish (assuming it doesn't drop out). 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Back Up Files While In Recovery(disk Utility)?

Jun 12, 2012

Is it possible to back up files using an external hard-drive while in recovery(disk utility aka boot up holding command+r)? My MBP wont boot past the spinning wheel and apple logo and I may have to erase and restore my HD.

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MacBook Pro :: Disk Utility Recovery Of Files After Deleting From External Hard Drive?

Jun 10, 2012

I had downloaded some files to add to an external hard drive, the hard drive was assigned to a pc before adding these files so it wouldn't let me add files from my MacBook.. 

Had a look around online and made some changes (well thats what I thought) and I was able to transfer files form my MacBook onto the external hard drive. 

What I then figured out was that there was nothing left on the hard drive except for the two file sI just transferred.. 

It turns out I deleted everyting without noticing.

The stpes I followed was to go to disk utility then select the hard drive and click erase (not knowing this would erase evrything). 

So now I have two files on my hard drive and no idea how to recover the 'delted' files. 

I tried using Disk Drill, which found the files but then it said I need to buy the full version to recover them. 

I am wondering if there is any free methods to recover these files at all

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)

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Jan 4, 2011

I have a sparse disk image that is 10+gb, however the files on it amount to no more than 4.4gb.

When I try to restore to another sparse image that is 4.5gb or even 4.8gb, it says to me that there is not enough free space.

The files are only 4.4gb! How the hell do I set Disk Utility straight? Or is there another app that could accomplish the same thing?

Why god WHY has Disk Utility been broken since Leopard and let to remain broken??!!

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OS X :: Can Disk Utility Restore The New IMac?

Aug 16, 2010

I am now using a mid 2009 imac (i5 27") and will be getting the updated mid 2010 imac (15 27").

My question is; can I use a disk image of the 2009 imac and put it on the 2010 model to minimise the switching effort? I know some programmes will have to be reinstalled and I will need to unregister some things like Quark and iTunes.

Is it true that you have to make the disk image while the system has started up with the OS X DVD?

CCC warns that the image it makes will not be bootable. Can Disk utility restore the new iMac from it?

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OS X :: Disk Utility Restore .dmg Backup File

Mar 4, 2010

I'm trying to use Disk Utility to restore a .dmg backup file stored on an external usb hard drive. The image is a read-only dmg and is 75gb. When I try to restore the 75gb image to a 128gb SSD formatted in OS Extended (Journaled), Disk Utility says that there is not enough space on disk to restore.

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OS X :: Disk Utility Restore Feature In Jaguar?

Apr 15, 2010

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Apr 2, 2012

My Macbook crashed so I tried everything to restart it.  what finally worked is opening it from the install disk.  I performed a "repair disk", and after saying "invalid node structure" and "invalid record count", it says it cannot repair the disk.  I don't know what step to take next.  How do I see if time machine has backed my files up?  Do I need to erase the HD and reinstall?

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OS X Mavericks :: Disk Utility - Restore Failure / Not Enough Space

Sep 3, 2014

I just used Disk Utility to make a backup of a MBA (65GB) onto a 500GB external drive (Restore from internal HDD to external HDD). I then reformatted the internal hard disk and proceeded to restore my backup (external HDD to internal HDD). I soon received an error message stating "Restore Failure - not enough space". I guess that means Disk Utility backups are a one-way operation, since you can't restore from a larger drive to a smaller one? Is there something I am overlooking? I ended up using Carbon Copy Cloner to do the job, but I'm wondering how (if?) restoring from a larger backup drive is possible using Disk Utility?

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OS X :: ISO 9660 Restore Functionality In Disk Utility Broken In 10.6.5 - Error 254

Nov 17, 2010

Steps to reproduceOpen Disk Utility Drag an ISO image into the left sidebar Insert an USB Stick with enough space to contain the image Go to any restore tab in Disk Utility Drag the ISO file to the source Drag the Volume from the USB drive to the destination Check erase destination Hit restore

Results for me are (in any number of varieties to do this) either "Invalid argument" or in the log "Could not validate source - error 254".

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May 28, 2012

I recently updated to Lion Server 10.7.4 on my MacMini 5,3 (Mid 2011). Now whenever I use Lion Recovery (Ctrl-R at boot), the keyboard does not function. The mouse cursor moves around, but clicking the mouse button has no effect. I am unable to run any of the utilities (recovery, disk utility, etc.) and I am forced to press the power button to turn off the computer.I had no problems before 10.7.4.

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Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp Backup Via Disk Utility - Restore With Or Without Deleting Partition?

Jun 23, 2009

I would like to "Back-up", "Clone" or create an "Image" or whatever else people call it of my bootcamp installation. I know I can create an "Image" of bootcamp via disk utility but how would I restore it?

Would I first delete the bootcamp partition and then re-create a bootcamp partition and then restore? Or would I just restore? Will the end result be what I am expecting, i.e., my Win 7 install right back to the perfect state of when I created the image?

Right now, let's say my Windows 7 install got smoked one day for whatever reason (it is windows...) and I needed to re-install. Me personally, I would just go into Bootcamp Assistant, delete the Windows partition then create a new one and then get installing. Unfortunately installing and updating takes hours and that is what I am trying to avoid.

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OS X Technologies :: Restore Multiple Partitions Through Disk Utility With Apple-script?

Apr 13, 2012

I need an AppleScript to restore a bunch of partitions from a master drive to a stack of external target drives. I don't mind partitioning them 1st, if necessary.The master drive has 16 partitions, all equally sized, and I'd like a script to run that will have Disk Utility to just go down the list restoring each partition to the matching 16 partitions on one of the target drives.

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Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Time Machine Backup And Get Recovery Partition?

May 11, 2012

I restored from a Time Machine backup and then setup boot camp (and removed that partition a while back) and now I don't have a recovery partition. (Can't enable File Vault and
bash-3.2# diskutil list /Volumes/Macintosh HD
/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0:GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0
1:EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2:Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 87.4 GB disk0s2)

My new MacBook Pro didn't come with any CDs. Apparently I need the recovery partition to reinstall Lion from the internet. "Recovery HD offers on-disk recovery tools, allows you to restore from Time Machine backups, reinstall OS X Lion over the Internet..." The recommended solution from Apple seems to be reinstall with your OSX 10.6 CD (which I don't have) and then upgrade to Lion (which seems like a PITA). Info from : [URL]

What process should I follow to restore my recovery partition and apply the current state of the machine from a backup? (The process should not involve anything I don't have, like USB memory sticks, Lion CDs, etc....)Supplementary questions which are only relevant if the answer is "you can't" (which would seem to be a major bug!) Or is there a clever method to install a recovery partition onto an existing disk (which clearly has space for it)?

I have searched for it but all the results I found have either not mentioned that it works without reinstalling but look like it's needed, or do say "reinstall".If I install Lion to an external disk, can I boot from that and use the recovery disk assistant tool to restore the partition to my internal disk? (Which I assume I'll need to do to get FileVault to work)?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Can't Repair Disk (1 Partition) On External Hard Drive

Apr 24, 2012

I have a 2TB Western Digital My Book Studio FW800 external that has 5 partitions, connected to my 2011 iMac. I had help doing the partitions and don't really remember the reasoning, but one is just for my SuperDuper! backup, one is Miscellaneous, one for movie clips off my camcorder, one for misc scanned photo's and one for my genealogy research. I back up using Time Machine to a Time Capsule and also to this WD hard drive with SuperDuper! 

Recently I'm getting a pop up message that "Mac OS X can't repair the disk "Genealogy"'.  And it needs to be reformatted.  It's become a read only disk.  When I look in Disk Utility it shows all the partitions as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" EXCEPT for the one in question.  I also noticed that there are a lot of files with "date created" being the same date in 1969!  These files may be letters I've written or photo's I added to that partition within the last few years. 

I think I have to completely reformat the entire external hard drive to repair this, but I want to make sure.  Because it's going to be a major hassle backing it all up to another external (having to get one first) and then figuring out how to make the files that have turned "read only" in that one partition, back to their original state!  Does this sound right, that I have to reformat the entire external hard drive?  And how do I get the read-only files back to their original state.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Use Disk Utility To Repair Encrypted Disk Partition

Apr 6, 2012

I have run the Disk Utility verify function against my system partition. It tells me there are minor issues that need fixing up and I should run the repair disk function, by booting using Command-R and using the Disk Utility to repair the drive.Problem is, when I boot using Command-R and select Disk Utility the partition is shown greyed out and the Verify and Repair options do not work.I think this could be because the partition is encrypted. The utility does not offer me the chance to unlock the partition with my passphrase.How can I repair the filesystem errors on this partition?

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MacBook Pro :: Lion On Ssd Crashed - Disk Utility 'cannot Repair The Disk'

Apr 25, 2012

Fortunately I got a time machine backup. And its restoring the drive while in Lion recovery mode. Here's what happened... I dont have a router a my place at the moment and so my two phones (iphone 4 and htc android) connect to my internet using my MBP's wifi via internet sharig. For some reason they were not able to get an IP from the mbp. After doing some wifi swtich toggles and forgettig & rejoining the network, i decided to reboot all my devices. I shut down my modem, phones and restarted my mbp. On reboot, after the chime, it showed an unsusal 'progress bar' under the apple logo. The bar progressed to about 10% and then the mbp just powered off. This happened several times even after PRAM and SMC reset.  

So now i booted with cmd+r pressed and in recovery mode ran a 'verify disk'. It said the verification stopped and that i should repair the disk. When i tried to do that it said the disk cannot be repaird and that i should back up as many files as possible and attempt to format the disk and restore it with time machine. It is precisely what im doing at the moment.  

1. Mbp wont sleep even when internet sharing is off

2. Mbp wont lit the onboard display upon opening it in clamshell mode until i removed the 3.5mm audio cable of my speakers from the audio out port! 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Mid 2010

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility: Source Disk Greyed Out?

Mar 19, 2012

I'm running Mac OS X (10.7.3). I need to make an image of my boot disk, before I install a larger HDD in my MBP. My boot disk is greyed out in DU:I had already dragged my com.apple.DiskUtility.plist file to a separate disk (I actually found two - both dragged away), and that disk was selected in DU All I want is to create an image to restore to the larger HDD. I have a 4TB Raid drive on which I have created previous images; now I can't. 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iPhone4S, iOS 5.1; iPad2, iOS 5.1.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Error With Disk Utility When Repairing Disk

Jun 26, 2012

I just got my computer yesterday and when running the "repair disk" function, I already get an error! Since I used migration assistant to move everything off my old mac to my new mac, I'm not interested in reinstalling the whole OS and transffering all my files again. This is a new computer, and shouldn't have this problem this early. I also get the same result when starting up in the recovery partition. How do I resolve this?

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Dvd/cd Recovery Disk Instead Usb?

May 5, 2012

How i can create a dvd/cd recovery disk instead usb?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Is Recovery Disk Also Updated To 10.7.4

May 11, 2012

I would be interested to know if updating, for example, Lion 10.7.2 to 10.7.3, or 10.7.3 to 10.7.4, also updates the System on the Lion Recovery Disk. 

I thought I could find out by booting on the Recovery Disk, but there's no "About this Mac" item in this System's Apple menu. 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Core i7, SSD, 12 GB Ram.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recovery Disk Assistant Won't Run?

Jun 22, 2012

I have a MBP mid-2010, originally with Snow Leopard, but long since running Lion (currently the latest release, 10.7.4). When I installed Lion, I created a recovery partition on the MBP's boot disk. This was about 9 months ago. I now want to run Recovery Disk Assistant to create a recovery partition on an external disk, but when I start Recovery Disk Assistant it says: "Lion recovery could not be created"... because the recovery HD on this computer is damaged or not present...etc. 

However, if I open a Terminal and run "Diskutil list", I see: 

[Code]....

So, the recovery partition appears to be there. I presume Recovery Disk Assistant thinks it's damanged. However, I can hold down Alt/Option when booting my MBP and I see the recovery partition. I can even boot from the recovery partition and everything works as expected. 

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MacBook Pro, mid-2010 MBP running Mac OS 10.7.4

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Lion Recovery Disk Erased Mounted Volume?

Mar 26, 2012

Has anyone had this problem: I created a Lion Recovery Disk and it erased mounted volume? Can the data be recovered?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), External USB Disk

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recovery Disk Partition Is Missing

Feb 7, 2012

I installed a new hard drive to expand my disk size for a late 2009 MacBook Pro 15". I used time machine to "clone" the machine to the new drive. However, I noticed while trying to set up Boot Camp that I no longer have a Recovery Disk partition with Lion. How can I set this feature back up on my new hard drive?

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MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), MacBook Pro 10.6.5

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Apr 18, 2012

I purchased my macbook Pro just before Lion was released. How do I create a Boot Recovery Disk?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), i7 4 gigs RAM

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