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Easy Way to make a Bootable Clone of your macOS System Drive

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There's a couple of possible reasons why you got the "unable to lock the disk" error. If you were using a version of Acronis older than 2017 that does not support GPT drives or the person who created your dual boot may have partitioned the drive MBR instead of GPT. I don't know what they actually did so I would suggest you follow the HS or Mojave installation guide on this site and perform a clean installation to the M.2 drive from a Unibeast installer. Of course, you'll need to disconnect the dual boot Windows/macOS drive when doing this. All the info and tools you need are here to do this. Follow the guide for which version of macOS you need. You can create the Unibeast installer on your Macbook or boot from your CCC backup drive and use that.

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In step 6 of the installation guide make sure that the partition scheme is GPT. It doesn't specifically say that, but check to make sure that is selected in Disk Utility.

6. For a new installation of macOS, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing.
a. In the top menu bar choose Utilities, and open Disk Utility
b. Highlight your target drive for the Mojave installation in left column.
c. Click Erase button
d. For Name: type Mojave (You can rename it later)
e. For Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Scheme: GUID
f. Click Erase
g. Close Disk Utility

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Many of the moderators some of the members here do not even boot macOS with a Windows drive connected to their PC at the same time to avoid issues between macOS and Windows. Primarily file and EFI partition corruption and data loss.

Some will use hot swap bays and physically remove the HDD or SSD that the OS is installed upon. The other option is to simply disconnect the the sata cable from the drive you are not booting from before you power on the machine.

If you can't tolerate any down time that is the safest way to dual boot on the same machine. Especially if you use macOS for your work to earn a living.
Thanks for your input. So I'd heard that my issue which was boot would hang on "Start ReadKernelCache" seemed to be memory related, I tried reverting to some older BIOS settings.

Before I’d tried to do this backup task that failed, I was able to boot with igpu enabled, (using the multi monitor enable option in MSI bios) and I’d set the RAM to max which is 64mb only on my system. This had successfully enabled quick sync which I wanted.

However now it won’t let me boot with igpu enabled or maybe 64mb isn’t enough, even though whatevergreen is suppose to fix that and it did not have a problem with this before.

So I’m able to boot with multi monitor disabled.

Just find it odd that I used to be able to boot with igpu on, but now I can’t. I wonder what changed.

Anyway its good enough for now. Thank you.
 
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lastly, I've found I need "Above 4G Decoding" on in my BIOS so that I can boot with igpu on. So I'm all back to normal, no issues booting into both OS on same SSD. Will be sticking with only carbon copy cloner for now as this Acronis solution did not work for me on a single boot disk.
 
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Sooo, to add to this post....
I was about to recreated a clone of my boot drive using the same HDD from my previous effort but now ATI won't proceed...

So I tried to use CCC in OSX and CCC reports this error:
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If you go to their website you get this:
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That line about Do not use on a Hackintosh bothers me...


So now I have a backup/clone that doesn't boot and won't update with CCC.

Time to wipe the HDD and start over.
 
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Using Win10XPE_1803R_180908_x64 and I can't get passed the exclude files portion of Acronis. Clicking the next button pops a window that disappears immediately. Trying an older version.
 
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I have just cloned my nvme 1tb samsung drive to a 1tb samsung mechanical drive and then booted off the clone with the original boot drive (and all other disks) removed from pc.
I used Hirens boot cd PE x64 and specifically" Lazesoft Disk Image & Clone v4.0.0.1" after I had booted off the cd I had burned, so a free and simple solution. OS High Sierra Apfs, it took about two hours or so to clone.Hope this helps.
 

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Easy Way to Clone your Boot Drive with Acronis 2019
With this newest version you don't need to use a WinPE external drive to make your clone of macOS. If you can buy the software on Amazon at a decent price it's definitely worth it for the sake of convenience and ease of use. This is a one time purchase, not a 1 year subscription, so you can use it for as many years as you'd like to.

Here's the link to get a free 30 day trial of Acronis T. I. 2019.
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/lp/personal/time-machine-backup/

This video is by Jeff Benjamin at 9 to 5 Mac. You can view the whole thing on their website if you'd like to learn more about what it can do. The incremental backups feature is nice to have too.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVW24MP/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

This is worth the 38 dollar investment if you are constantly testing new things or updating your Hackintosh often.

Newegg also sells it at the retail price of $49.99 if you prefer to shop there. Buy Acronis at Newegg


Here are some of the great features you get with Acronis 2019

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NOTE: Do not buy the pirated ISO versions that some sellers on Ebay list for $3.99 to $4.99. Those are illegal and buying pirated software can also get you a lifetime ban from this community. Buy the legit version from Amazon and make cloning fast and easy.

If you can't afford the 38 dollars, buy the 2017 version from Amazon and put it onto a flash drive with the WinPE Media Builder option. Only costs 17 USD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KOG02FM/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
 
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