I've just completed the install procedure for two, 2TB hard drives in my mid-2011 Mac Mini server. The server had been 'downgraded' to just run regular Mac OS Sierra on one 750 GB drive, with the second 750GB drive for data. Both drives in the machine were backed up to a single, 2TB external drive using Time Machine.
I created a bootable install disk for Sierra and booted from there once the new drives were installed. Pulled up disk utility, but it was only seeing one of the two new drives. So, my first question is:
- Should the computer have seen both drives, or only the drive in whatever the '1st slot' would be?
Also, I've just started a restore process from disk utility. I was already in that tool to format the drive that it could see, so I just went ahead and hit restore from the Time Machine backup to the drive I formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Second and third questions are:
Should I have actually used time machine instead? (restore is in progress, can't seem to cancel) What's the difference?
Would it have been better to install Sierra and then restore from time machine?
The restore from Disk Utility seems to be doing it's thing..(says it's restoring)