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Imaging MacBook Air fails 05 Aug 2015 19:58 #1813

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I am trying to use Direct Lightning Imaging. I have an image created with Disk Utility and scanned for Restore. Imaging MacBook's with a normal SATA drive. Everything works fine. When trying to deploy the same image to a MacBookAir with a SSD drive FileWave Lightning gives me a "not enough space" error. The image was built on the MBA with SSD drive and Carbon Copy Cloner is able to restore the MBA from the image. Unfortunately CCC takes about 30 minutes to restore the MBA. Lightning takes about 6 minutes to image the MacBook Pro

Imaging MacBook Air fails 12 Aug 2015 12:39 #1818

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Hello Rick,

When you create a monolithic image and import it into Lightning, it takes the drive size into account from the master computer. I would say the HD of your MacBook (master) is larger then your MacBookAirs. You have a couple options to more forward with imaging your Airs. Both involve creating another master image.

1) If the master computer is still available, you can capture a new image in a way that ignores the HD check but it also will not capture the Recovery Partition. Boot the master computer in Target mode connecting it to another computer to use Disk Utility. Open Disk Utility, click on File, New, and Disk Image from Folder. In the next window, click the following key combination to bring up "Go to the folder:"; command+shift+g. You will need to navigate to /Volumes. You can then select your Macintosh HD of the master computer to create the image.

2) Create a new master image on one of your MacBookAirs, capture it with Disk Utility as you did before, import it into Lightning and use it to image your matching hardware computer.

Best Regards,
Derek

Imaging MacBook Air fails 22 Dec 2015 21:17 #2030

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derekd wrote: Hello Rick,

When you create a monolithic image and import it into Lightning, it takes the drive size into account from the master computer. I would say the HD of your MacBook (master) is larger then your MacBookAirs. You have a couple options to more forward with imaging your Airs. Both involve creating another master image.

1) If the master computer is still available, you can capture a new image in a way that ignores the HD check but it also will not capture the Recovery Partition. Boot the master computer in Target mode connecting it to another computer to use Disk Utility. Open Disk Utility, click on File, New, and Disk Image from Folder. In the next window, click the following key combination to bring up "Go to the folder:"; command+shift+g. You will need to navigate to /Volumes. You can then select your Macintosh HD of the master computer to create the image.

2) Create a new master image on one of your MacBookAirs, capture it with Disk Utility as you did before, import it into Lightning and use it to image your matching hardware computer.

Best Regards,
Derek


The only problem with that suggestion is that doing it that way will make the mac's loose their recovery partition which is needed for FileVault 2... as a side note I would discourage anyone from doing monolithic images anyways. Specially when Filewave offers much cleaner methods.
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