Carbon Copy Cloner with multiple partitions

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  1. electrix macrumors newbie

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    I have two partitions on my MBP, one Leopard and one Vista. I bought a bigger hard drive to install in the computer and was just wondering how it works when transferring the two partitions over to the larger drive... will I be able to specify how much space I want to add to each partition?
     
  2. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    Backup the Mac hard drive via Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper. Use Winclone to backup your Windows partition. Then restore the OS X side on your new hard drive, add a Boot Camp partition of the same size as was on your old hard drive, and then use Winclone to restore your Boot Camp drive.
     
  3. electrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So can I then extend the Windows partition to use some of the extra space on the new drive after I copy it over with Winclone?
     
  4. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you can do that. Read the FAQ on the Winclone site and it will tell you how. :)
     
  5. electrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it looks like I may have been a little hasty in this whole thing and done something I shouldn't have. I removed the old hard drive that I want to copy over to the new one and then put the new one in the MBP and sealed everything up BEFORE copying the drive. Oops. So now my question is: Can I still copy both the Vista and Leopard partitions over to the new drive (in such a way that they'll both be expandable), and if so, how should I go about doing it? The old hard drive is now in an external usb enclosure. Hopefully I won't have to open this thing up twice more to replace the original, copy over to the new, and then install the new again. Thanks for your help!
     
  6. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    You can try using the Migration Assistant (located in the Utilities folder) to copy your files from the external hard drive to your Mac. As for Vista/Boot Camp partition, use the method that I mentioned in the FAQ above.
     

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