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jagsmith7 03-21-2010 12:28 PM

Newbie Questions
I would like to start using SuperDuper for creating bootable backups and for sandboxing.

Do I need two partitions on my external drive? One for SuperDuper bootable backup and one for a sandbox? If so,

What size should the bootable backup be? 1.5 X the used space on my computers internal drive?

What size should my sandbox be?

Thank you

dnanian 03-21-2010 01:17 PM

You will need two partitions. To determine the size you need for the Sandbox, create a Sandbox on a large partition. Add about 20% to the data size, and there's your size.

jagsmith7 03-21-2010 03:30 PM

So, if I have an internal drive that has used 100 GB of space and I want to create a SuperDuper bootable clone, I would create a 120 GB partition on an external drive? (this assumes the 100 GB of data will not increase in the future)

And, if I also want to create a sandbox, then I would create an additional 120 GB partition on an external drive for a sandbox.

Thus, I would have two 120 GB partitions on the external drive.

Do I have this correct?



dnanian 03-21-2010 03:35 PM

No. I'm saying you would create a Sandbox, temporarily, on a large partition. Let's say it took up 30GB. Your partition size for the Sandbox would thus be about 40GB (I'm rounding up).

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