Backing up a Dual Drive Set-up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Designer Dale, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

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    Hi. I am in the process of upgrading my '08 Aluminum 17 in MBP to an SSD/HD rig with apps on the SSD and the Home Folder on a 500GB or larger HD in the optical bay.

    My question is how to go about backing this up. If I tell Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my system to an external, will it find all files on both drives and put them on one drive or should I partition my backup disk and clone the System to one and the Home folder to the other?

    Dale
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    CCC can only clone one drive or partition at a time, so you need to perform the latter.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Partition the back-up drive in correspondence to the internal drives.
     
  4. Designer Dale thread starter macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

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    Thanks for the tips. I'll pick up a big HD and split it in two. I decided to go to 750 for the Home Folder drive and ordered a Scorpio Black. I have the SSD at 120.

    Dale
     

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