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Backup dilema

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Jan 31, 2010 7:31 PM
Is it possible to back up two different hard drives to one main drive using two different programs?

Ex.
I would like to back up my internal 40gb drive to my 750gb external drive using Time Machine. Also,I would like to back up my other external 320gb drive to the 750gb drive using CCC, so i could everything on one big drive.

Would this process work?
Would there be any problems?

Thanks.
eMac 1.25ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,280 points)
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    Jan 31, 2010 8:11 PM (in response to tuggers)
    I believe it would be possible if you would partition the external HD - a 100GB partition & a 650GB partition.

     Cheers, Tom

     G4 1.25MHz MDD, G3 400 FW Pismo,, Mac OS X (10.5.6), OS 10.4.11/9.2.2, Canon LiDE30 Scanner, Canon i960 Printer, Belkin UPS
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,470 points)
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    Jan 31, 2010 8:30 PM (in response to tuggers)
    I second Texas Mac Man's suggestion. Partition the disk!
    eMac (PowerPC G4, 1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, USB 2.0), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • spudnuty Level 5 Level 5 (5,250 points)
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    Feb 1, 2010 10:25 AM (in response to tuggers)
    Hey tuggers,
    Well like Tex says, partition. Here's a good walk through:
    http://www.kenstone.net/fcphomepage/partitioningtiger.html
    It's fir Tiger but not much is different in Leopard.
    Yah I forgot about mentioning partitioning.
    Richard

    Message was edited by: spudnuty
    G4s:MDD 2X1.2, eMac1.2, 17" iMac 800 & G5 1.8 GHz , iBook G4-1.2 14" ,2 X P-IVs, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,470 points)
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    Feb 1, 2010 3:43 PM (in response to tuggers)
    Don't do it. If the drive fails you lose partitions 1, 2, and 3, and have no other backups of whatever was on partition 2. Never have your original data and your only backup of it on the same physical disk!

    I'd try to send your eMac in for a hard drive upgrade. The labour cost from any Apple certified repair centre should be about $65 or so. Get a nice 500GB drive fitted. Then you can keep all of your data on it, and use your external drive exclusively for backups.
    eMac (PowerPC G4, 1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, USB 2.0), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Feb 1, 2010 9:33 PM (in response to tuggers)
    If your model is the eMac (USB 2.0) 1.25Ghz, it comes with the Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive bus controller, meaning it can address large hard drives, greater than 128GB for an internal drive.
    Earlier models that have the ATA66 are limited to less than 128GB for an internal drive.

    With your 1.25 Ghz model, you'll be OK following Király's suggestion
    iMac (20" 08) eMac (ATI) iBook (G4) 10.3, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,470 points)
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    Feb 1, 2010 10:02 PM (in response to roam)
    I have a 160GB drive in my 1.25GHz eMac right now, and it works great!
    eMac (PowerPC G4, 1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, USB 2.0), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Feb 2, 2010 12:40 AM (in response to Király)
    Thanks Király, that's good to hear.

    Tuggers, plan B is on.
    iMac (20" 08) eMac (ATI) iBook (G4) 10.3, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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