Upgrading internal hard drive to SSD

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alwducky79
alwducky79
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Are there any special steps I need to take to make sure my 1Password software works properly when I upgrade my internal hard drive to an SSD? I sync with Dropbox. I originally purchased the software from the Agilebits website instead of through the Mac App Store. I have made a recent full Time Machine backup of my computer that I plan to restore from. Having never upgraded an internal hard drive before, I want to make sure I've taken all the necessary steps to be back up and running on the new SSD.

It is the same computer with just an updated hard drive, so will the software think this is a new computer? Do I only have so many installs of 1Password available for me to use?


1Password Version: (latest version of 5)
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: OS X 10.10.3
Sync Type: Dropbox

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  • Drew_AG
    Drew_AG
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    Hi @alwducky79,

    I'm glad you decided to ask about this before upgrading to the SSD - it's always better to be safe than sorry! ;)

    From your description, it sounds like you won't need to worry about losing any 1Password data - it should all be backed up in Time Machine, and should be there again once you do a full restore from Time Machine on the new SSD. If you're using the AgileBits Store version of 1Password 5 on your Mac, your 1Password data will be located here:

    ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/

    To be safe, you can check to make sure that folder is backed up in Time Machine.

    Even if something were to go horribly wrong with Time Machine, it sounds like you also have your 1Password data synced to Dropbox, so you can re-sync your data from there if necessary. You might want to double-check the sync settings in 1Password to make sure each vault is currently syncing with Dropbox, so everything is up to date.

    1Password automatically makes backups of your vault data, so if you would like to be extra-super-prepared, you can copy those backup files somewhere else, like a thumb drive. To find those backups, open 1Password and go to File > Backup, then click the Show Files button.

    It is the same computer with just an updated hard drive, so will the software think this is a new computer? Do I only have so many installs of 1Password available for me to use?

    You're not limited on the number of installs or the number of Macs - your license allows you to install it on all of your Macs. If you do a full restore from Time Machine, 1Password 5 should be all set, you won't need to worry about re-adding your license. Even if you do need to apply your 1Password 5 license file again, you can do that by following the steps here. I resent your license info to your email address to make sure you have a copy of that.

    You should be all set, but if you have more questions or run into any trouble, just let us know - we're always happy to help! :)

  • alwducky79
    alwducky79
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    Thank you so much for your quick and detailed response! Here's hoping for a smooth transition! BTW, 1Password rules!

  • danco
    danco
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    What are you doing with your old internal hard drive?

    When I upgraded to a SSD, I also bought an enclosure and put my old drive in it, which provided me with an extra drive. Then I cloned the old drive to my new SSD, which was all nice and smooth.

    Some new SSDs come with a dock. In that case you can put the SSD in the dock, clone the hard drive to the SSD and then install the SSD.

  • Drew_AG
    Drew_AG
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    @alwducky79, you're very welcome! I also hope the transition goes very smoothly for you. But if for some reason you run into any snags, we're here for you!

    @danco thanks for the suggestions! I don't personally have any experience with doing something like that, and I'm sure your advice will be helpful for someone in a similar situation. :)

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