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Logan Five

join:2001-09-06
Amsterdam, OH
reply to Thinkdiff

Re: Disk Image on a hard drive

Hi,

Thank you and yes I want to make a bootable clone, sorry for the confusion. And thanks for the tip to partition the drive. I have another drive I use for backups via Time Machine and was just curious if I could use the new drive for both a bootable clone and additional Time Machine back ups.

Now I just have to figure out to partition a drive.

Logan
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“When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”

Groucho Marx



Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11

Time Machine will consume as much space as you give it, so it's generally a good idea to dedicate a single partition to Time Machine.

Partitioning is a piece of cake. Launch Disk Utility, select the drive you want to partition, go to the Partition tab. If you want to add a partition non-destructively to a GUID partitioned drive, press the + icon. If you want to erase all current data, switch the Partition layout from "Current" to 2 or 3 partitions. Give them names and format them as Mac OS Extended Journaled.

After pressing the Apply button, read the warning message very carefully. It'll explain exactly what it's doing (erasing "old data", creating two partitions "new data 1" and "new data 2", etc). If something doesn't look right, press cancel.
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Logan Five

join:2001-09-06
Amsterdam, OH

Thinkdiff,

Thanks, that does seem pretty easy. Since it will be a new drive from OWC I assume I will do the "add a partition non-destructively to a GUID partitioned drive". I will split the new drive in to two 500 GB partitions.

Logan
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“When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”

Groucho Marx