Hello. Trying to come up with a simple, reliable, scalable approach to backups. Here's the current set up and thinking: Mac Mini with internal 120G HD, External HD #1 500G, External HD #2 1TB, both connected via firewire. My photos, music, movies etc. currently take up ~ 350G on External #1. External #2 is dedicated to backup. 1) I was hoping to back up the internal drive AND external #1 to external #2 (and ultimately mirror #2 to remote, if Carbonite or Mozy ever starts supporting external drives). 2) I have currently set TM to back up from Internal to HD#1, and Super Duper to clone HD#1 to HD#2. This has been problematic but after reformatting seems to be working as expected. (Knock wood.) 3) Ideally I would like to have a bootable back up solution. Perhaps a better to set up as follows: a) Partition HD#2 into 620G/380G. Partition 1 becomes bootable clone of HD#1. b) Partition 2 becomes TM target volume. I'd be very surprised if what I want to do is an unusual situation. Has anyone got a better approach to work? Thanks!