I own a MacBook Pro and use dual-boot (MacOS and Windows). My 500gb internal SSD disk is partitioned like this:

  • 400GB APFS volume with MacOS installed
  • 100GB NTFS volume with Bootcamp installed

I use Time Machine to back up my MacOS files to an external HDD, but recently I decided that I want to change my backup strategy and clone the whole SSD disk (both volumes) to an external HDD. Two questions:

  1. Is it possible to have a bootable clone like this?
  2. Which products can do it and how exactly the restoration procedure would look like (do I need a separate USB drive to boot from and perform restoration)?
  • Your question is too broad. The answer is yes there are configurations such as you describe where this could be accomplished, but perhaps not with your configuration. An answer would also depend on what you intend to do with the originals after you have finished cloning. – David Anderson Apr 20 at 16:10

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