After receiving my Samsung 840 Pro 250GB SSD and borrowing a USB to SATA Adapter I was ready to go.

  • Format the new harddrive with osX Disk Utility to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • Use Carbon Copy Cloner with the USB to SATA Adapter and clone the old harddrive
  • Keep the new harddrive plugged in via USB, reboot the cloned OS
  • Install the new osX using the Apple App Store *grmpf*
  • When finished unplug the SSD and follow the great guide on the ifixt Website to swap the harddrive

Sadly Maverick broke the ability to store my Timemaschine Backup on my DNS-323 NAS. At least I could access the Backups after re-naming the new harddrive to the same name the old one was, and after changing the UUID 1. Here I come Carbon Copy Cloner. To activate TRIM for my new SSD I found the Chameleon SSD Optimizer

Now comes the fun part, preparing the new Maverick so i can continue developing

Since I made an upgrade my Apache Webserver settings where already in place. I just needed to enable PHP install mySQl and make a few tweaks.
These two guides from coolestguidesontheplanet.com 2 3 were a great help to get everything running and transferring my old MySQL databases.
When I thought I was ready to go, I saw that the mcrypt extension was missing. Getting the new XCode from Apple, downloading and installing mcrypt and PHP now I was finally ready 4 5.

To start Apache automatically:

$sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist

After re-installing Node and grunt, I was ready to get back to work *yay*.

I just need to get used to the new Maverick features. Hate the new unicolor Sidebar in Finder and the new iTunes - I WANT MY COVERLFOW BACK!!!

[1] Time Machine: Inherit Backup Using `tmutil`
[2] Get Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin working on OSX 10.9 Mavericks
[3] Upgrade MySQL Database from 5.5 to 5.6 on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
[4] Plugging mcrypt into PHP, on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9
[5] How to Install mcrypt for php on Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks for a Development Server