Carbon Copy Cloner Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joelk2, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. joelk2 macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    Hello good people.

    hoping to get some help here.

    ive got a 500gb HDD in my imac (i will never use the full 500gb as my pictures are stored elsewhere)

    anyways, i have a G-Raid Mini which i would like to back up to. the g-raid i have has 2x500gb hdds in.

    i want it in a Raid1 configuration so everything written to hdd 1 gets copied to hdd2.

    i want CCC to create a bootable backup of my drive but can i format the g-raid into a 350gb partition and a 150gb partition even though the mac being backed up has a 500gb drive?
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Yes you can use CCC to copy a larger partition to a smaller drive as long as the actual files you are cloning don't add up to more than the size of the smaller drive. You can't use block cloning for this, but rather need to use file cloning which is the default when you run CCC to copy the drive you booted from.
  3. joelk2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    cool thanks,

    ive got it all set up as default so hopefully its correct.

    got it set to run twice a week which should be enough.

    i split the 500gb into 2 partitions (1@350gb 1@150gb)

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