Similar, but not a dupe of Time machine restored recovery partition, now I have two
I have a single Recovery partition on my boot drive, even after a recent Time Machine restore. I also intentionally keep 'spares' on other drives, in case of disaster, including an e-drive on the same disk as my Time Machine - so I'm fully prepared in case something ever goes wrong..
However, I've just noticed one drive has two Recovery Partitions.
I'm not sure whether this may cause problems in future; it doesn't seem to be giving me any issues right now, even if I boot to any of the recoveries I can see from the boot chooser, but wondered if it is possible/simple to remove the extra one - or even if it's worth the effort.
It's on a drive with 3 main partitions, Data [Downloads], Boot Camp [MacWin7] & a clone of my regular boot drive [KickClone]
I'm not certain how to even test what OS is on each Recovery, or if it's truly important that it's Sierra.
So, I guess the actual question is ...
Is it best to leave it, or to try remove it?
If remove, that would of course lead to a secondary & tertiary, 'which one?' & 'how?'
I wouldn't want to remove it if it's in any way 'dangerous', because I don't have a direct clone backup of the entire drive, only of each partition's contents, so I don't want to have to do a full rebuild of the structure.
/dev/disk3 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *3.0 TB disk3 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk3s1 2: Apple_HFS Downloads 999.3 GB disk3s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 784.2 MB disk3s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data MacWin7 209.1 GB disk3s4 5: Apple_HFS KickClone 1.8 TB disk3s5 6: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 1.3 GB disk3s6