Superduper & diskimage backup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dimme, May 18, 2009.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    I have used superduper to create a clone back up of my Mac Hard drive which is a 300gb drive. Now my external drive is 500gb so when I create my clone I am wasting 200gb. I have switched to a disk image so I can use the rest of the drive for other backups. Besides losing the ability of booting off the backup (which is not a issue because I have a 80gb emergency boot drive I use for other macs) Is they any other problems I could encounter by using a disk image? Is it just as safe if I need to recover from a disk crash?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You can easily partition your external drive so that you can use the rest of the space. I have a 500gb external and only a 320 gb internal, so I split the external into 2 partitions.

    diskimage probably takes longer to create; with SuperDuper you can just update for changes.

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