I have old macbooks with Lion. Because these are testing machines for different tasks, many reinstallations happens. Downloading the Xcode from the AppStore every time (2.5GB) is slow. Further complicating matters is the "download size" of Xcode 4.3.6 (the latest Xcode for
Lion) is 2.5GB, but the application size in /Applications is 3.5GB - so happens some
unpacking or so.. and want ensure than the simple copy of the Xcode.app is safe as I don't want a heavy solution that requires:
- time machine
- SuperDuper or command line
ddnor any other disk-copy utility
- any other backup strategy - incremnetal or not...
Simpy want to know:
- is enough copy the
/Applicationsfolder to another machine?
- when I just installed the Xcode from the AppStore, is enough copy the Xcode.app to another notebook (same HW, same OS version).
- if not - why - what is the difference in the RESULT (exactly) between copy and installing Xcode from the AppStore.
How can I safely reuse one download for multiple installs?