Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to darkhorse85)
Although the documentation says you can copy Time Machine backups in the Finder, it's very slow and sometimes doesn't work at all. Third-party "cloning" tools may work, but will also be slow.
Launch Disk Utility, open the built-in help, and search for the term "Duplicate." Follow the instructions.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 2:20 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thanks for the response. I launched Disk Utility Help and searched for "Duplicate" but unfortunately it returned "(0)" results on in the three areas. I didn't see any instructions.
Could I use a trial copy of CCC to move the Time Machine backups or duplicate the partition they're on (I do have space to this)?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc Davis wrote:
If you can’t drag a particular disk to that field, you can’t copy to it. If it’s your startup disk, start up your computer with another disk, such as an OS X installation disc. All the contents of the destination disk will be erased.
Well the Destination does has enough free space, but unfortunately it also has important files on which I cannot move.If it was not for this, I'm sure that would have resolved my problem.
Is there another way I can duplicate my 'Backup Disk' partition without erasing the content of the Destination, the 'Storage Disk' partition.
Thanks again Linc.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to darkhorse85)
Well the Destination does has enough free space, but unfortunately it also has important files on which I cannot move.
If you don't have backups of those files, you're going to lose them anyway, sooner or later. Do the copy, then restore the other files from a backup. Apple recommends that a Time Machine volume not be used to store other data. Otherwise, you can try CCC or "SuperDuper."
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
The majority of those files I mentioned are my backups. Unfortunately I don't have 600gb of free space and I can't afford a new external hard drive. That's why I can't move them.
Apple recommends that a Time Machine volume not be used to store other data.
It is likely I will no longer be Time Machine using once I start using CCC. The current parition that is being used for my Time Machine is exclusively used Time Machine and nothing else. After moving the files I will then use this parition as exclusively CCC.
There must be another I move the Time Machine files without having to erase where they're going into? Thanks.