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Old 12-29-2009, 04:50 PM
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Super Duper/Time Machine -partioning Raid 1 Device Strategy

Four related questions:

I am purchasing a new external drive to be used as both a Time Machine Backup and a SuperDuper clone location. I intend it to be setup as a Raid 1 Device, perhaps the NewerTech Guardian Maximus 2TB+2TB.
The external drive will be used primarily to be the backup for a iMac running Snow Leopard that has about 330 GB on it.

1) Is it really necessary to set up the SuperDuper and Time Machine on separate partitions? Any advantages/disadvantages?
2) Is there any potential problem with the mirroring of such a dual-nature backup strategy?
3) Besides the fact that the Raid 1 nature of the device is "idiot-proof", is there any other advantage to doing that than having, say, 2 separate 2 TB drives? Perhaps, that could cause problems with trying to set up time machine.

4) Finally, a related question. I currently have the iMac backing up to a 1 TB drive with 2 partitions - one for SuperDuper and one for TM. The TM side is currently full and "won't" back up anymore. Any potential problems with doing a temporary solution (until I get the new drive) by doing a "live" repartitioning using the Snow Leopard Disk Utility?

Thanks,
Nick
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