View Full Version : Clone HD & Backup Documents

04-01-2008, 12:45 PM
Hi All. I'm new here, and new to Mac's, so I hope you can give me some advice:)

I have just bought a new Maxtor one touch 4 external drive (500gb).
In the week I've been using it, I have been less than impressed with it's built in backup software (Maxtor manager).

I do want a program that can clone my mac. That's why I'm going to get SuperDuper:D

What I'd like to know is:
Can SuperDuper set up my drive into 2 partitions, and backup a clone into one, and then just backup my documents, movies, music etc..into the other partition using the same software?. If not, how would you recommend I approach my setup. I do want to be able back up those other folders seperately.

Rob :)

04-01-2008, 01:14 PM
You'd end up partitioning yourself (search about on the forums a little to find explicit instructions). Your "clone", though, would include the documents, movies, music, etc. Why would you want it separate/again?

04-01-2008, 01:32 PM
Ok Dave..Sounds good. I've not done any backing up before, nor used SD yet, so, If i make a clone on 1 partition, I can still access my backed up documents/movies manually?

04-01-2008, 01:35 PM
Yes: they're just files, stored exactly as they are on the source. Of course, you wouldn't edit them there, because any changes you'd make would be replaced by the files on the source next time you backed up...

04-01-2008, 01:45 PM
Thanks. The reason I asked that is, if I messed a document up on the source, and wanted to get it back before the next backup runs, I could without doing a full restore.

04-01-2008, 01:51 PM
Yes, not a problem: you'd just copy it from the backup using Finder.

04-01-2008, 01:54 PM
Thanks for your help Dave :)