How to back up your Raspberry Pi's SD card on Mac

How to back up your Raspberry Pi's SD card on Mac

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  • Time to complete: 5 minutes

This short guide will show you how to clone your Raspberry Pi's SD card in MacOS and OS X.

1

Use whatever SD card adapter you have to connect your SD card to your computer.

2

Open Disk Utility

Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.

3

Create a new image from your SD card

Select your SD card in the sidebar. Then, select File > New Image > Image from 'boot', where boot is the name of your SD card.

4

Name your backup and select a backup location

You can keep the default settings in the Save window. I recommend selecting the compressed option to save space on your hard drive.

Select a backup location and give your image backup a name.

5

Don't forget to safely eject your card before removing it from your computer to prevent data corruption. You're all done!