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09-13-2009, 08:49 AM
I've used SuperDuper! happily for a while. Since I just replaced an internal disk with a larger one, I decided to set up my backup with a larger, external FW disk also.

It's a LaCie little disk 500 GB.

My questions: Should I format the disk before doing the SuperDuper! backup? Is there a particular format I should use?


PS I have spent some time reading the manual and searching the forums/web but haven't found an answer. Sorry in advance if I've overlooked something obvious.

09-13-2009, 10:43 AM
Yes, you should fully partition and format the drive. See this FAQ entry (shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26877).

09-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Aha, thanks, perfect. Skimmed that article before, saw "partition" and didn't think it was for me (not doing multiple partitions). Now I get it. :)