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

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

  1. JRJ macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    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


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    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


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    In Linux, you can mount /home/you wherever you want. I would assume OS X is the same.
  4. JRJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008

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