I want to keep 10.0.9 and all my current Events and Projects until such time they are "finished" (if ever). There are a lot of them and there has been a huge amount of time and effort to create and edit them. Many of the video files are irreplaceable. Additionally, there is not an unlimited amount of space to back everything up and some space is needed for 10.1 and future work to this needs to be considered.
Given: 10.0.9 works with a database system. We know that Events and Projects need to have an electronic path connection, hence, moving things around could "break" the path and then things won't connect and won't work. This is a concern.
Given: My Mac Pro (MP) has a 250GB SSD drive where 10.0.9 is located and, consequently, it has with rather limited space on that drive. The MP also has a 3TB and a 2TB drive where media files are located. However, there is another copy of 0.9 on a MacBook Pro (MBP) but this is only for backup purposes and is not used as an edit machine, although it has in the past.
In kb/HT550 step 1 to save a copy of FCPX it says to "... create a new folder in the Applications folder." Note that the kb is silent about any situation where one might have a second copy of FCPX. The MP is the main computer for doing video editing and there should be both the new .1 and the old .9 versions on it, and both need to be operational. The kb instruction says to compress the .9 version as a zip file. This is not an operational file.
Question 1: If the existing media files are put into a partition on the 3TB drive and the .9 FCPX version is put into a partition as an operational application on the SSD, can it be used to edit files on the 3TB drive?
Question 2: Then, if the .1 version is downloaded and put on the SSD, will it cause problems with the old .9 application and "it's" media files (inside a partition on another drive)?