I want to clone my internal 500 GB SSD onto a new 1 TB SSD which is going to replace the internal 500 GB SSD in my MBP.
Currently the 500 GB SD is partitioned like the following:
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 500.1 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +500.1 GB disk1 Physical Store disk0s2 1: APFS Volume Mac OS 459.4 GB disk1s1 2: APFS Volume Preboot 46.4 MB disk1s2 3: APFS Volume Recovery 510.4 MB disk1s3 4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4
I tried to use the following command in Recovery Mode:
dd if=/dev/rdisk0 of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=1m
Will this work? After dd finished, I was not able to mount disk2. Do I have to change the dd command?
I was not yet able to swap the internal 500 GB SSD by the 1 TB one to check if it would boot. But I guess it won't :-(
disk2 looks after dd like this:
/dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk2 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1 2: Apple_APFS 1.0 TB disk2s2
But Apple_APFS can't be mounted. I am also wondering why it is recognized as 1.0 TB - I think after using dd it should be 500.1 GB (the size from 'Apple_APFS Container disk1').
I tried to find some information about cloning APFS volumes with EFI, Recovery, VM and Preboot stuff, but I could not find any useful information.
Maybe someone can help me here? Thanks Daniel