Can CCC backup a Mac Mini (2 internal HD, OS & data) in one external HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheGenerous, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
    I don't have Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) and would like to know if it's possible to use it for backing up a Mac Mini. The Mac Mini has two hard drives, one 120GB SSD for OS X, another 500 GB mechanical drive for data.

    Currently I have a 3TB Western Digital MyBook (USB-3) holding files from the Data HD that I had copied manually and other files I don't need a backup or are duplicates.

    I'd like to schedule backups from the Mac Mini (120+500 GB) into the external drive (3TB) with out having to think much.

  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    The short answer is yes, CCC will clone the 2 drives and you can schedule automatic backups. You will need a partition on the 3TB for of 120 Gb for the Mac Mini SSD clone. You will also need a partition on the 3TB for of 500 Gb for the Home HD clone.
    Here is a link to the pdf of CCC's manual for more information:

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