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)?
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.
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."
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.