View Full Version : Size of sandbox under Leopard 10.5.3

06-06-2008, 11:05 PM
I'm creating a Sandbox for my Leopard 10.5.3 setup. On an external drive I created what I call a "virgin" OS install...just an install from the OS install DVD plus an update to 10.5.3. That takes about 12GB.

Since I'm going to be setting my Sandbox to shared docs and apps, I figure I'll just need about the same amount of room as the "virgin" install, right? So, I should be safe with a 20GB sandbox.

I know I can test this with trial and error, but since clones take so long to make, I'd rather get some guidance from the good folks on this board!


06-07-2008, 07:49 AM
That depends on the applications you're going to install. Many applications (e.g. iLife, DVD Studio, Final Cut) have rather large folders in /Library that end up being copied.

What's best is to create a Sandbox on a much larger partition to see how much space it really takes. Then add space for growth and you're set.

06-07-2008, 10:59 AM
Thanks for the counsel. I'll do just that.