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06-02-2009, 10:04 AM
Hi, I'm thinking of using my WD 1TB external HD to create a bootable backup (osx 10.5.7) with superduper. The external HD is already in use as backup for my pictures, but with 500GB free space.

Can I create a bootable backup on this drive without deleting the other files? If so how? :-)


06-02-2009, 10:21 AM
You'll want to partition the drive. iPartition, from Coriolis Systems, can do that while preserving the data on the drive.

Note that your WD drive will not work as a bootable backup if you're on a Power PC Mac, and on Intel, the partition scheme should be "GUID".