View Full Version : Scheduling backups for 4 partitions

Laughing Crow
03-19-2008, 06:32 PM

I am going to be connecting an external drive to a Power Mac G4 which is using Mac OS X 10.4.8.

The internal drive on the Mac has been partitioned into 4 sections.

When I set up the external drive, I will make 4 partitions in it, and will backup of the 4 partitions of the Mac separately.

My question is: When I schedule the backups, since I don't know how long each Smart Update will take for each partition - should I just schedule each one for a different day of the week? Or schedule them 2 hours apart on one evening? (I'll be using Firewire 400).

I will be doing this for someone else, who is out of state, so I'm not sitting at that computer right now. I do not know the size of the data on that computer, but I did take some quick notes last time I was there. The info on the partitions was:

Partition Name Space available

Scratch ............. 63.04 GB available
Multimedia ......... 58.23 GB available
OS 10 ................ 1.4 GB available
Render ............... 107.99 GB available

I don't know if each partition was created the same size... but I am planning on using a 500 GB external drive. This was my dad's computer, who passed away, and I'm trying to assist my mother who is running the business on her own now.

Thank you.

03-19-2008, 09:20 PM
Just schedule them all for the same time...

Laughing Crow
03-19-2008, 09:26 PM
Thanks - I thought SuperDuper would get confused and lock up if I scheduled them all for the same time.