Cloning a New Drive

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  • Hugh Sakols
    Hugh Sakols
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    on: May 31, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I have a brand new external drive that I want to clone with my master external drive.  I have formatted the drive for using it with a mac.  Is there any need to partition the drive?  I don’t start up from my external drives.  I have about 5 TB of data to transfer using SuperDuper and it will take several hours to complete.  If I interrupt the transfer process is all the data lost. I’m asking because I’m worried 12 hours won’t be enough time to complete the transfer.

    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Cloning a New Drive
    Reply #1 on: May 31, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    You don’t have to partition it if you don’t wish to of course.

    You kind of do want to do this partition prior to the backup so decide if you want to dedicate all the space for just that or if you want a partition before using SuperDuper. After that, whatever time it takes for SuperDuper is what it is; leave it alone.

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    Hugh Sakols
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    Re: Cloning a New Drive
    Reply #2 on: May 31, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks, Andrew.  I’m going to have to plan a time to make the transfer uninterrupted.  Now I wish I had two computers.

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