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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Sparse Disc Image Bundle

Hello there.

On my external H drive i have two sparse disc image bundles - what exactly are they and what purpose do they serve & can i delete them?

Thanks in advance for any assistance provided.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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is this a time machine drive?

be a bit more specific.
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is this a time machine drive?

be a bit more specific.
I have Time Machine which i had for my MacBook Pro which had a fairly small H/D.

I've just gotten hold on a new iMac with a 1TB HD so i was going to use the 1 TB ext HD to clone the internal - i thought that might be better?
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Is the 1TB drive the one with both spare image bundles?
those are going to be the time machine back-ups (as far as i can tell)
you can drag and drop them onto your new drive, however theyll keep the limitations of the old drive.
An alternative around this would be to start a new time machine back-up on a new drive and drop these folders in the spare image bundle over.

you can simply start a new time machine back-up on the 1TB external drive if youd like and erase anything thats presently on there.
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Is the 1TB drive the one with both spare image bundles?
those are going to be the time machine back-ups (as far as i can tell)
you can drag and drop them onto your new drive, however theyll keep the limitations of the old drive.
An alternative around this would be to start a new time machine back-up on a new drive and drop these folders in the spare image bundle over.

you can simply start a new time machine back-up on the 1TB external drive if youd like and erase anything thats presently on there.
I'd like to place a copy of everything from the ext to the imac h drive and the wipe the external and start over again, using it to clone - is that feasible?
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you can do that, but i wouldnt keep those items on your imac drive long term.
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