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Old 07-31-2009, 09:32 AM
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Advice requested re setting up new backup process

I'm hoping that I can get some advice about setting up a new backup procedure. I have read quite a bit in the discussions and help but am still not sure how to proceed.

My situation is this: I have a MBP with a 300GB hard drive. I have a brand new 1TB external drive. I want to use both SuperDuper! as well as Time Machine.

Questions:

1. How many partitions should I make on the external drive? Do I make one for SD and one for TM? Or do I need more for SD? I have read about people making one for a bootable backup and one for a general backup (not quite sure why this would be needed).

2. How big should these partitions be? Am I correct in thinking that the SD partition (if just one) need be no larger than the source drive ie it can't grow? Should I therefore make one partition 300GB and the other 700GB for TM? Or is it not necessary for the TM to be this big?

3. A slightly unrelated question: If I attach 2 external drives, can I get SD to back up to 2 drives simultaneously?

Thanks very much for any help.

Kevin
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