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film_nyc
12-08-2005, 08:17 PM
Dear SuperDuper!,
I am new to your software and your website and hope you can clarify how to proceed with updating my hardrive. I have a Dual 1ghz and my bootdrive is partitioned into four drives. I want to upgrade the bootdrive, but I don't want to have the same partitioning in the new drive. If I clone my old drive on a firewire drive and then replace my system on the new drive, do I have to maintain the same partitions? Or can I clone and then restore on the newer drive that will have a lot more space. Thanks in advance for your guidance.

dnanian
12-08-2005, 09:06 PM
The size of the partitions doesn't matter, but combining drives isn't necessary an easy thing. When you back up with SD, we don't copy the partitions -- we copy the files in the partitions, to a volume whose size can be anything at all (as long as it fits the files, of course).

So, you can do the copy and then manually copy things together, which -- since I assume the files on the other partitions can be Finder-copied -- is probably the best way...

I'd definitely suggest doing the combination on the backup, though. That way you can check it out before committing to it.