View Full Version : I think I messed up

02-02-2008, 08:43 PM
I took by 250 GB G Drive Q to work to download some files from a Windows PC. It was company stuff I needed to save copies of....well, in case I might need them in the future.

Anyway, I had already been backing up the hard drive on my iMac G5. I only had my MAC stuff on the Drive Q up to the point I went in to copy the Windows files, brochures, letters, etc. I followed the instructions and set up a 20 GB partition according to the G Drive Q instructions. Download went flawlessly. Not tonight I was gonna back up my MAC Hard Drive and I opened up Super Duper and it can't find my Drive Q. What do I do? Everything was fine until last night after I partitioned off a portion of the G Drive Q.

02-03-2008, 02:30 PM

I am not sure how "the G Drive Q instructions" say to partition their drive, but most partitioning software will erase any/all existing partitions before repartitioning the drive. I am guessing (only guessing) that when you partitioned, you lost the Mac backup partition and its info.

Should be no harm done; just re-backup, assuming there is a new partition on the drive which is large enough to hold your backup.

02-03-2008, 06:56 PM
You've erased the drive, which changed its low-level ID. You'll want to cancel that prompt and select the drive in the destination pop-up. Note that any schedules involving that drive should be deleted and recreated as well.