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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Oldmanmac, Oct 26, 2012.
Is it allowable to put both TM & CCC backups on the same drive?
Yes, although I would prefer to have the CCC clone in a separate partition.
Yes, but it will definitely need to be two partitions. If you only use one partition the CCC clone will erase the Time Machine backup.
I think there are a few ways to configure CCC. What you say is probably true if you are building a bootable volume.
I use CCC a different way. I point it at a directory on a HDD... and use it to incrementally backup my "media" folders which includes my "Movies, Photos, Music" folders. Every time I attach one of these drives... CCC automatically launches, and copies (syncs) my media over. Other directories on the same external drive remain untouched.
I've got a USB3 drive partitioned with CCC and Time Machine both fully backed up in their own partitions, for MacBook Air. My iMac has its own Time Machine backup. Another external drive stores all my music, photos, videos - only some of these on the computers.
In my experience you can never have too many backups!
I agree. I do that to make a second backup of documents and the iPhoto library. My concern was the word "clone" was mentioned and that implies a bootable backup... which would wipe anything else on that partition. Just did not want to see the OP make a mistake based on this.
The OP asked if they could put TM and CCC backups on the same drive, which they can. I prefer a CCC bootable clone, which requires a separate partition.
Yes, and your answer used the word "clone" which implies something other than just backing up some folders... hence my warning.
This is what the OP asked:
The answer is yes. You can put both TM and CCC backups on the same drive, as I said in my first post:
I then offered an alternative to backups:
This is false for what the OP asked, which was about backups, not clones. You don't need two partitions for backups; only for bootable clones.
Just knock it off already. I was concerned the wording of your post including the word clone might mislead the OP into thinking he could use one partition for a clone and he would lose his TM backup. Why do want to turn this into one of your petty little back and forth nit pick threads again. Let it go.
I very clearly said "clone in a separate partition". There is nothing misleading about that. What is potentially misleading is "Yes, but it will definitely need to be two partitions.", which is not true unless a bootable clone, rather than a backup, is involved.
It is just not possible to have a civil disagreement with you is it? I did not say you were wrong or even insult your mother. I simply said I had a concern OP may misunderstand your comment. If you don't agree, that is just fine. Why does that bother you to the point we need to have another one of your pedantic multi-quote threads. Just move along.