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11-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Just purchased a MacBook Pro and am using Parallels to run Win XP. I've been looking for a solution to back up my data and came across superduper. I'm looking at purchasing a mobile hard drive by LaCie and I was hoping to back up my Mac data and Windows data on this one drive. Is that possible using superduper? Do I have to do something to the HD to be able to back up data from both operating systems on the same drive?

11-08-2007, 06:24 PM
As long as you're storing your Parallels data on your regular HFS+ volume (as an image) -- it'll copy just fine. We cannot copy BootCamp partitions, though.

(Make sure you're NOT running Parallels when you make your copy, of course.)

11-08-2007, 06:37 PM
Thanks so much for helping. Please forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by 'regular HFS+ volume (as an image)'. Also, we were considering switching to boot camp at some point - will this eventually support boot camp?

11-08-2007, 07:22 PM
The native OSX disk format is "HFS+". That's how "Macintosh HD" is formatted. Parallels will normally store its data on that drive, as opposed to in a Boot Camp volume.

We're not likely to support Windows formats in the short term.