Using an external HD for bootable backup and storage

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JudasX, May 7, 2008.

  1. JudasX macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    Hey all

    I just upgraded to leaopard from 10.4.11. I have an iomega 500GB external hd and a macbook pro. With my old system, I would make a bootable sparse image backup using SuperDuper! on the hard drive, that way I could use that same hard drive as a storage device for movies and music I wanted quick access too. So here is my question...

    With Time Machine in Leopard, I have read about how to make a bootable backup with Time Machine, but they say it is necessary to have an external hard drive dedicated to TM. Is there any way I can continue using my iOmega for both a bootable backup and quick storage while making the TM backup bootable?

    I sure would appreciate any responses!!

    - Judas
  2. arh macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2008
    Stick with SuperDuper

    I use SuperDuper on my Macbook with 10.5.2. The latest version of SD is fully Leopard compatible and can apparently reside on the same volume as a Time Machine backup, although I don't know how that affects bootable TM backups. I don't use TM as SD does everything I need.

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