View Full Version : new user for superDuper, pls help !

06-09-2008, 03:46 AM
I have a imac with 250GB hard disk ( show 230mb )

I am going to partition it to >>>
main mac system 130GB ( all mac system+ application )
and 100GB for data storage. ( doc + files )

then I can use superdiper and mirror the main system to my firewire 150gb external harddisk.

after that, I can bootup my mac by external harddisk if there is any issue.....

after boot by external harddisk, all setup, program can run and everything is same and

I can access the 100GB data storage.


pls tell me that this is OK and thanks

06-09-2008, 08:00 AM
Why are you going to partition like this?

06-09-2008, 10:28 AM
My imac is 230GB in size, it use 100GB for system + application,

I have a firewire hard disk is 150GB, which is smaller than 230gb,

I need to mirror the imac ( everything ) to the firewire harddisk,

what should I do ? pls let me know the detail steps.

06-09-2008, 10:37 AM
The steps are in the User's Guide, Peter -- the first few sections. I strongly discourage you from partitioning the source drive...

06-09-2008, 11:33 AM
Ok, so I can use superduper >>>
backup - all files

and mirror all the 100GB file of 230GB imac

to 150 GB firewire external hard drive.

( no need to partition ) thanks

06-09-2008, 11:41 AM
Yes. You do need to make sure you're properly partitioned for the Mac, though... you should use the "GUID" partition scheme, even for ONE partition.