Carbon Copy Cloner and TIme Machine on the same drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GamerDad, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. GamerDad macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Can you put both of these on the same drive, and if so, I would assume, if needed one could boot off that drive for the CCC?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yep, that's what I have
    But I created separate partitions on the drive
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You definitely need to partition the drive; one for Time Machine and on for CCC clone. Don't forget that Time Machine will keep growing until it fills the drive then start removing older backups. If the TM partition is the same as CCC partition, you can wind up in a situation where CCC can't update the clone as there is no free space.

    However, I have two external firewire drives, one has two partitions: TM in one plus a clone in the other partition and the second drive has a clone and some other stuff in a 2nd partition.
  4. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    Great question!

    I was wondering this same thing myself. More info, please.
    My internal HD is 500GB of which 80GB is used.
    My TM drive is 500GB of which 183GB is used.
    Does CCC grow as more apps are added to OS X? Or does it stay just small enough to actually boot the iMac and all the extraneous stuff can be gotten off TM? If I were to partition my TM drive to allow for CCC, how lage a partition do you suggest? Or should I just get a separate external drive for CCC?

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