Good practice to share the disk space for MacOS and PD VM(WIn8)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oldguru, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. oldguru macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    I am running PD Win8VM on MBP 2012. Quite some docs files are using under Win8.

    Considering all kinds of situation: file safety, disk space utilization, time machine or CCC backup, expandable.....
    How to plan the disk space for Parallels Desktop Windows8 VM? Assume half of time needs to work under Windows 8.

    From Windows8 in VM, it can access the MacOS folder
    From MacOS, it can access the folder in Win8 VM folder as well.

    Should I put most of files to the MacOS disk, or put them into Win8 VM?

    Thanks a lot
  2. Isamilis macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2012
    You don't need to allocate space dedicated for windows, i.e. in separate partition if you use PD. However, if you still want, then maybe this partition scheme can be useful (usually used for server):
    - / (root partition) --> 60 GB
    - /Users --> remaining space

    This will avoid fragmentation & mix-up between system files and user files (including the vm-disk files).


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