Raid 1 - What to move, how?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JoshFink, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. JoshFink macrumors regular

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    #1
    OK.. Forgive me if this is a really basic question.

    I like having all my files backed up and protected (i.e. kids videos, photos, etc). With that said I have 2 - 750GB hard drives in a Raid 1 setup using FW800.

    I would like to know if there is a way to move my home directories, etc over to the raided drives rather than leave them on the main partition on my iMac. I have a 500GB drive as the main drive and it's not protected at the moment.

    How would I go about changing the directory structures over to recognize the new drives? Should I bother putting the applications on the new drive?

    Thanks

    Josh
     
  2. disconap macrumors 68000

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    You should be able to clone the whole hdd over to the RAID. Use Carbon Copy Cloner.

    If you just want your files and not the OS/apps, then just copy your user folder over to the RAID. The structure will remain the same, but you'll need to relink some stuff I think (itunes files and the like).
     
  3. JoshFink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but I'm not looking to clone a drive. I'm looking to set up an external drive in Raid 1 so that when I move items to my data drive I have a redundant set of data.

    Josh
     

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