How to make an external raid 1 my "home" folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JRJ, May 12, 2009.

  1. JRJ macrumors newbie

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    I'm buying a Mac Mini to use as my office machine. I'm buying the model with a 120GB hard disk in it for OS and applications only and I want to use an OWC external firewire raid 1 to put all my documents, photos, QT movies, etc. on.

    Can I use an alias so all my files will automatically be written to the external drive? If so, how do I do that?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    The "Home" folder resides on the Boot Drive. So the only way you can do this is to install OS X onto your external drive and boot from it. Otherwise you can keep an alias in your home folder on your internal drive and just save stuff to that folder. I don't know of any way around this.
     
  3. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    In Linux, you can mount /home/you wherever you want. I would assume OS X is the same.
     
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