View Full Version : Managing SD and TM to minimise backup space?

07-12-2009, 10:49 AM
This may be old news but I've been combing threads and finding nothing. I'm looking for the ultimate backup solution: Using Super Duper! + Time Machine seems sensible but very space consuming (esp for HD video user like myself). Is there anyone out there who uses SD to generate a bootable copy of system files only, while using TM to archive data files, as a way of minimizing use of disk space? Could one then boot-up from SD and restore the rest of the data using TM? Anyone?

07-12-2009, 11:27 AM
You could certainly exclude certain folders from your SD backup (e.g. your "Movies" folder, or whatever you're considering "Data") and manage that with Time Machine -- but it is nice to have the extra redundancy of both SD! and TM for the information: disk space is cheap, after all, at $200 for a 2TB drive...