View Full Version : SD for drive reconfiguration

03-07-2008, 08:59 PM

I think I want to reconfigure my drives and go without the sandbox for a while. I'm wondering how to use SuperDuper to make the transition as easy as possible.

Here's my current set-up:

Drive A (150 GB Raptor): Sandbox
Drive B&C (RAID 0 750x2): Full Volume
Drive D (Seagate 1TB): Time Machine
Drive E (750GB external FW): Full Volume back-up

Here's my desired set-up:
Drive A (150 GB Raptor): OS X & applications (boot drive)
Drive B&C (RAID 0 750x2): User data
Drive D (Seagate 1TB): Time Machine
Drive E (750GB external FW): partition A (100 GB) - clone of boot drive; partition B (650 GB) - backup of user data

The question is how to get from here to there with the least amount of hassle. I know I can use SD to copy the user directory alone, which should be helpful. Is there any way to clone the OS X install on my full volume to the new boot drive without taking the users over with it? Any ideas on how to do this?


03-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Well, you could certainly ignore the User folder, but I don't think it's a good idea -- or necessary -- to put the users on a different drive.

03-07-2008, 11:39 PM
Out of curiosity, why not a good idea? I see it recommended by lots of folks elsewhere.

03-08-2008, 03:03 AM
Well, it's not a default configuration, creates a partition when it's not necessary (which limits storage flexibility), and doesn't offer any real advantages.