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Old 07-25-2005, 11:20 AM
dombort dombort is offline
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Final Setup

OK I'm back. Thanks for the fixes Dave.

Yep, Zeroing the drives worked. I was able to make a safety clone of the internal drive to a clone on the Lacie.

I now have:
Internal HD 60GB: my startup drive
Lacie 15GB partition: safety clone - shared users
Lacie 55 GB partition: backup of Mac OSX 10.3 from before Tiger
Lacie 310 GB storage partition: for my media files etc..

Performance:
I looked at if the safety clone would perform well as the startup drive, but the performance was pretty slow - since it needs to access userfiles and application files on the internal Mac HD anyway.. (Xbench 109). I may have squeezed better perfrmance if I had not 'shared the applications' between the drives and had a copy on the Lacie as well..but I haven't tried it.

If I use my internal HD as a startup disk - it gives me Xbench 120. This is how I am running things now. not bad..

When I was running my startup and all my files from the Lacie drive (what is now the storage drive) I was getting Xbench 140! But this was not particularly useful since the reason i have a powerbook is so that i can move around without having to lug an external dirve..

So I guess that I'm all set. I'll continue to use my powerbook as my startup drive.

Questions:
1. How do I keep my safety clone up to date? I assume that is the purpose of the Smart update?

2. If the user files and applications are shared (between my safety clone and the internal HD) .. then the only real differences that would develop between my internal HD startup vs. the safety clone would be system level files, and libraries .. right? (I'm new to Mac)

Thanks,
Dom
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