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rath
10-26-2009, 04:54 PM
Hi,

I upgraded to snow leopard, and prior to that purchased SD and used
it to smartupdate onto my TM drive. This was temporary until I get a
dedicated drive for cloning. Now that the snow leopard update is done
and fine, I want to remove the SD backup so the drive space is available
to TM.

Do I just delete all the dirs on the drive except for Backups.backupdb?

If SD made my external firewire drive bootable, presumably I can leave
it that way (or maybe it was that way already...I just noticed that item
in the SD window when the backup was complete).

Thanks
Kevin

dnanian
10-26-2009, 07:41 PM
The best thing to do is to use a totally blank drive as a source (for example, create an empty disk image with Disk Utility and use that as the source). Then, do a "Backup - all files" with "Smart Update" from the blank image to the Time Machine volume.

That will remove the SuperDuper! stuff and leave the Time Machine stuff alone.

rath
10-26-2009, 09:30 PM
The best thing to do is to use a totally blank drive as a source (for example, create an empty disk image with Disk Utility and use that as the source). Then, do a "Backup - all files" with "Smart Update" from the blank image to the Time Machine volume.

That will remove the SuperDuper! stuff and leave the Time Machine stuff alone.

Thanks. I created an empty disk image with Disk Utility. I selected that
image in SD and it didn't give me an option to Smart Update with it. So I copied one file to the disk and was then able to Smart Update.

Kevin

dnanian
10-26-2009, 10:17 PM
Yep, should have said the image's mounted volume when opened: sorry about that.