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superMikeDuper
05-13-2008, 08:26 PM
okay my mac pro has 2 drives... the Macintosh HD and Media HD. Can I backup and sync both of these volumes to one massive hard drive?

Example:
1 Massive hard drive with one folder called "Macintosh HD" and the other "Media HD"

When I try doing this.. the drop down menu doesn't allow me to destinate it to a folder. It seems like it only allows me to do full volume copies only.

dnanian
05-13-2008, 08:34 PM
Partition the massive drive into two volumes, one for each source...

superMikeDuper
05-13-2008, 09:01 PM
Partition the massive drive into two volumes, one for each source...

is this pretty much the only way to handle it?

dnanian
05-13-2008, 09:11 PM
No, but it's the best way!

KWarp
05-15-2008, 12:39 AM
I'm also interested in backing up 2 drives to one massive drive. My Dad isn't too good with computers and if I can turn two commands into one, that would help him significantly.

I'm fine with splitting the huge external into two partitions if works best. Then I would need a one-click command* in Super Duper to back up both hard drives to both partitions. Is that possible? If not, can Applescript do it? Automator?

*ideally a command that can be configured for Maxtor's OneTouch Button

dnanian
05-15-2008, 08:52 AM
Well -- we only do one volume at a time. But you can set up two scripts as explained in the One Touch FAQ, and then write a separate script to run each, one after the other and set that to the button.