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glenviolin
06-25-2008, 11:52 AM
Hi,

I successfully performed my first backup last night, and now I want to rotate several Smart Updates to cover unforeseen circumstances, as described in the introduction of the Help menu. I want to be able to access files that were saved a day ago, a week ago, and a month ago (similar to Mac's Time Machine, which doesn't work on my OS.) I've scheduled a daily backup, a weekly backup, and a monthly backup. In the schedule, the daily backup says it will copy "Macintosh HD." The weekly backup says it will copy "Macintosh HD 1" and the monthly backup says it will copy "Macintosh HD 2." Am I correct in assuming that this is SuperDuper's way of keeping the different versions organized? Will I have 3 different complete backups?

Thank you,

Glen

dnanian
06-25-2008, 12:14 PM
Do you have three entirely separate destinations? It doesn't sound like it, Glen. You need different backup drives (or three volumes on the same drive).

glenviolin
06-25-2008, 03:30 PM
OK, I didn't think it was going to be that easy. So I need to create three separate volumes on my external hard drive to save three distinct copies of the hard drive?

Makes sense,
Glen

glenviolin
06-25-2008, 03:33 PM
Or would I have to have three external hard drives to accomplish this?

Glen

dnanian
06-25-2008, 03:49 PM
Either three partitions (given sufficient space) or three drives -- up to you. Separate drives means that you'll have some physical redundancy: dropping one drive won't take out all your backups.