OS X :: Changing Partitions - Time Machine Will Be Reinstall If I Change My Partitions?

Mar 7, 2010

I have an iMac 2.4ghz with a 320g hd, that I partitioned 50/270 when I installed Leopard. I read somewhere to have the opp system partitioned and I have been kicking myself in the rear ever since. Too many apps and files want to run next to the opp system, so I'm starting over.I used time machine for a backup of the system (both partitions are showing) on my 1 TB iomega external hard drive (minimax). I partitioned the external 500/500, time machine/additional storage.So that is what I'm working with, now for the question:With my backup complete, if I do a clean install to the internal hard drive (320g) in order to remove the 50g opp/sys partition and just have one 320g internal hd; will my time machine be able to restore to a clean 320 without having the 50/270gig partition setup? If so will this be a somewhat simple process?

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OS X Mavericks :: 10.9.4 - Time Machine HD Partitions

Aug 22, 2014

I just upgraded my OS from 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to 10.9.4 Mavericks.  My iMac has a 500 GB HD & I was using LaCie 500 GB XHD as TM backup successfully for many years using FW800. I removed the LaCie XHD & will save it in case I ever need those Snow Leopard backups.   I bought a new, 2 TB G-Drive to use for my Mavericks TM backup.  I am planning to partition the G-drive into a 1.5 TB TM backup volume & a 500 GB volume to use with Carbon Copy Cloner.

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 4 GB RAM, Win XP Pro-Boot Camp

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OS X Mavericks :: 2 Partitions With Time Machine

Jun 25, 2014

Can I create 2 partitions into portable hard disk where the first formatted as HFS+ to use only for Time Machine source, the latter formatted as exFAT/FAT32 to use to swap file from OSX/Windows ?

Time machine will use only the first partition as source, it's possible?

I need to link hard disk both to windows and to OS X systems, can I do it with these 2 partitions? FAT32 or exFAT?

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May 25, 2012

One of my co-workers is upgrading his old Mac Pro to a new iMac with a 256GB SSD and an internal 2TB ATA drive. He has a Time Machine backup to run the restore from, but his account is larger than the 256GB SSD. Ultimately he wants to keep his stuff on the 2TB drive and run the OS and his account on the SSD, but I couldn't think of a way to split that during the restore.

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OS X :: External Hard Drive/Partitions/Time Machine

Jan 11, 2010

I have still another EHD/TM question and I can't quite figure out where to ask for the help I need.
I have a Mac Pro OS 10.5.8 with 2 internal drives and a large EHD that I was using solely for Time Machine Back Up. After a recent conversation with tech support at Apple, I've decided that I should have still one more full copy of stuff that is critical to me--my original photographs. I currently only have the backup copy on TM.

So, I want to take my large LaCie EHD and partition it. I want to store things as follows:
1. Internal HD #1-primary HD containing all data except original photos
2. Internal HD #2-HD that contains nothing but original photos
3. EHD (LaCie):
a. Partition #1: Second copy of original photos
b. Partition #2: Time Machine back up of HD #1 and HD #2.

It seems as if it is easy enough to do the partition but I'm wondering if there is a way to get my original photos to go into both HD #2 and Partition #1 of the EHD at the same time that I import them via a card reader.

If not, I'm wondering how I can set this up so that I don't have to remember to copy the photos from HD #2 to the EHD. Do I have to use another back up program? If so, any recommendations? Will using another program mess up Time Machine? What am I not thinking about?

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OS X :: Changing Hard Drive Now/how To Check Partitions?

Jun 29, 2009

Hi. What do I select for # of partitions on a MacBook Pro 15 inch? I haven't started yet, but I was hoping to understand what this means before I take it apart.

Any other advice before I start? I saw a good YouTube video that seems to make is easy to do.

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Applications :: Windows And OSX In One HDD Two Partitions

Sep 4, 2010

Any 1 time free partition program that can create 2 partitions, one for Windows and 2nd for OS X in one USB HDD?

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OS X :: Best Way To Write To NTFS Partitions?

Sep 14, 2010

What is the best way to read/write with NTFS partitions (internal and external drives)? I have MacFUSE already installed with virtual machine.

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Jan 10, 2011

my mac is for two people to use and two separate languages. When changing languages in system preferences to chinese, not everything will be in chinese, eg. applications, etc.Would I need to make two partitions and install two different language versions of OS X? Or buy a Chinese version of OSX?

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Mac Pro :: Mirroring 3 HDs With 5 Partitions Onto One External?

Feb 25, 2008

I have three Hard Drives installed in my Mac Pro. The original one and two aftermarket. They total around 850 GiB. I have them divvied up into 5 partitions. If I wanted to Mirror them onto ONE external 1TiB Drive, what are my options? Is it a backup only type of thing, or are there options to do a real time mirror like RAID-1?

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Sep 27, 2008

So, please welcome me back. After 15 years (I had Mac Plus, LC and Quadra 650), I am back from the darkside. Bought myself a Mac Pro today. Yeah - I probably should have waited for nehalem, but my PC was getting flaky. Time for the every 9 month wipe/reload and I just didn't want to go through that again, so I jumped. Tomorrow I am moving drives into the MP. My questions is specifically about partitioning and Raid. I typically partition my drives about 1/2 way down the middle and give the 1st partition to high performance needs and leave the second for infrequent use of backups and storage.

Lets assume I have two WD6400AAKS (I have three actually). Ideally, I'd like to partition them like this:
WD1 Partition 1A (200GB) Partition 1B (400GB)
WD2 Partition 2A (200GB) Partition 2B (400GB)

Then (using Soft Raid)
- Config partition 1A and 2A as Raid 0 Striped (giving me 400GB high performance)
- And config partition 1B and 2B as Raid 1 Mirrored (giving me 400GB redundant backup)

(Yes - of course I don't want to access the mirrored drives when expecting high performance from the striped drives). I assume that once the drives are partitioned, the Soft Raid will simply see them as four different drives allowing me to configure them as described. But before dropping a few hours into this, I thought I'd let all you raid/hard drive experts give your opinion.

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Applications ::Need To Merge Partitions?

Jan 14, 2009

i need to merge partitions on external drive. one is empty, one is not. i tried with ipartition demo, but demo to them means you can just take a look at options and not actually demo them.

i do not want to pay for software since i will only be using it once FFS.any recommendations please?

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OS X :: Need Two Mac Partitions - Dual Boot

Mar 26, 2009

I have a MacBook with OS X 10.5.5 on it. I'm allowed to use my personal laptop at work, but they have said I must have dual-boot and only use the one partition while I'm at work, to access the programs I need to while at work. Everything must be completely separate (my personal stuff, and work stuff). Their software is both in mac and pc versions. Instead of using bootcamp and having a dual-boot option for Windows I'd like to instead have two OS X partitions to boot to, one for personal use, one for work. I tried using bootcamp and then loading my OS X DVD into the drive to create a second partition, and it won't work. It seems Bootcamp is made to work when only creating a second partition with Windows. Well, then I went to the mac store and spoke to a Genius and well they said it's something I need to make an appointment for and come in to do, because it's fairly complex.

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OS X :: Getting Bootcamp Working With 4 Partitions

Jun 11, 2009

My machine:
- MacBook Pro (Pre-Unibody)
- 2.4 Ghz Intel C2D
- 4 GB RAM 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM
- 320 GB Seagate HD

I am trying to partition my hard drive into 4 partitions. However, I can't get Windows working with more than 2 partitions. I know that there is some way to get this to work, I just haven't been able to find the necessary hack/guide. To make matters more complicated, my Windows partition is set over 32 GB, in fact, it is about 80 GB. I'm willing to completely re-install everything and completely repartition my hard drive to get this to work. I just would like to know of a sure fire step by step way to get this setup working. 3 Partitions HFS+ and 1 partition for Windows XP SP3 = 4 partitions.

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OS X :: Three Partitions And Booting From BootCamp

Aug 13, 2009

I'm waiting for the UPS guy to deliver my 500GB Hitachi HDD. Basically what I want is:

3 Partitions:
50GB for Mac OSX (HFS+)
50GB for Win7 (NTFS)
400GB for Data and stuff... (HFS+)

and be able to boot with Bootcamp. Is it possible?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Partitions Cannot Be Adjusted?

May 15, 2012

So, I installed Lion, but here's how I did it. Downloaded from Mac Store. Created new partition. Rebooted and installed the new OS on the new partition Booted into new partition and deleted the old one completely. Now this is all fine except now I only have 300GB from a 1TB drive.

As you can see from the screenshot, I cannot adjust the size of the partitions and when I delete the newly created partition (Macintosh HD) I still cannot make the partition larger in size. Did I do this the wrong way around?

iMac 27 3.06, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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Hardware :: Networked Drive With 4 Partitions

Sep 14, 2010

What happens when 3 people try to access different partitions at the same time on my 2 TB drive that is connected to the Airport Extreme? I'm assuming with only 1 arm something would get messed up. Example: watching Iron Man 2 from the hard drive with apple TV and then my wife starts going through photos on her MBP, then my iMac starts doing its time machine business.

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Mac Pro :: Does HDD Cloner Copy Current Partitions

Oct 17, 2010

I'm thinking about straight up replacing the HDD in my Mac Pro. If I put the new drive in slot two, use a program like Carbon Copy Cloner, will the boot camp partition and my two OSs be the exact same on the new drive?

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MacBook Pro :: Two Partitions On Seagate Momentus XT

Nov 8, 2010

I have had a seagate hybrid for a semester of school. I recently open disk utility to realize there's a big chunk of the hard drive allocated as "free space." I never partitioned the drive yet in utility it show's the drive as 2 partitions. Is this normal?

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OS X :: How To Save Disk Image Win 7 Partitions

Dec 19, 2010

I'd like to save individual disc images of the OSX and Win 7 installs on two partitions on my drive so that I can restore the operating systems if I need to. How can I do this since both have different file systems? Do I use Carbon Cloner? How do I restore the Windows partition if I do this?


I installed Windows 7 32-bit Home edition on a 200gb partition using Bootcamp. I am installing and tweaking the Windows installation and would like to take a snapshot of the system after I have installed all programs and settings.

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Dec 27, 2010

I've had my MBP since August of this year, but only recently connected an NTFS drive via Firewire for the first time. I am primarily going to be moving the data from the NTFS drive onto an HFS drive. My only issue is that my MBP is only recognizing one out of two partitions on the NTFS drive (The "first" partition. If I connect back to my Windows PC, everything is recognized fine. I've since moved the data that I want to transfer from Partition 2 to Partition 1 and I'm able to access it correctly, however I'm confused as to why this is happening (still fairly new to Macs).

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Nov 16, 2008

This should be possible, but I'm not sure what the procedure is to make this work. I'd like to have a OS X partition, Vista partition and a XP partition, and boot between them.

How do I do this?

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Windows On Mac :: Transferring Files Between HD Partitions

Feb 19, 2009

I'm trying to be able to access my Windows HD (loaded with Win7) from when I'm booted in Mac. I can move files from my Windows HD partition and drag them into any folder on my mac, but I can't do the reverse. I'd love to be able to drag a powerpoint from a folder on my mac but it won't let me drag it to a windows folder (some of which have little lock icons on them) and says access denied. I thought I made sure I have read/write access so I don't really know what is wrong. I'm aware I can't access my mac partition from when I'm booted into WIndows but I'd be really appreciative if someone would let me know how to drag files to and from the windows partition while I'm booted into mac.

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OS X :: Possible To Make Copies Of Partitions On Other Drives?

Mar 23, 2009

Basicly i thought the best way to explain my hard drive layout is with a picture.So thats how its layed out, basicly i want my macbook to be backed up, but then i also want to have certain things stored off the laptop, but i dont want to lose them through a drive faliure. So i want a 250GB partition from one drive to be completly backed up by another 250gb drive. How could i do this? RAID? or some sort of mirror thing? or can u get a back up program that will automatic do it daily? Does time machine do this kind of thing?I aslo dont mind if they are both plugged into the macbook through cables, or the 250gb drive in connected to the 1tb drive, which is then connected to the macbook, like a daisychain?

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IMac :: Want To Ceate Bootcamp Partitions?

Mar 26, 2009

I tried to do a search with no luck perhaps it's because i didn't use the right keywords.

I m running my iMac with bootcamp Vista, now i created the partition with bc for windows. I am thinking about creating more partitions within the windows drive. Is it as simple as installing partition magic? or are there other features within the mac that can create the partitions for me.

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Apr 7, 2009

I want to share one external drive with both my PC and Mac. I do not want to share the data. I want to use the PC partition to backup my Vista OS and want to use the Mac partition to backup my Mac OS. what is the best way to configure this?

I had created an NTFS partition using my Vista machine, but when I plugged in the external drive into my Mac and tried to create a Mac OS Extended partition, I lost my NTFS partion.

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OS X :: Combining Two Partitions Within Disk Utility

May 17, 2009

I have just had a new MBP delivered, its come through a company that provides machines for dyslexic students (myself). Its a replacement for my previous mac that I owned, suffice to say the other got destroyed. The company for some unknown reason put 2 partitions on the hard drive, its really annoying as I need to use the migrate assistant to put my old system on it and the 2 partitions are to small to accommodate it. My question.

1. Is it possible to combine these 2 partitions and if so how would I go about doing this from within the disk utility?
2. Is it also possible to transfer my partition over which held my bootcamp partition from my previous machine?

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May 27, 2009

If it is whats the best and "freeest" way to do it? I know how to do normal osx clones I use SuperDuper!. But now i have a vista partition. If i cant clone the complete drive is there any other way to do it?

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OS X :: Cannot Join Partitions On Disk Utility

Jul 23, 2009

I am trying to make a single partition with Mac OS Journaled but Disk Utility won't let me. I currently have 2 partitions: MacHD with 80Gb and partition B with 3,35Gb (Partition where I used to have XP with BootCamp). I finished with XP and erased that partition to become Mac OS Journaled. Now I try to have a single partition but I couldn't. On the Partition tab of Disk Utility, when I select the whole machine (FUJISTSU MHW2120BH) the option Partition is dimmed and won't work.

I also tried iPartition, but it tells me: To make changes to this disk you should either boot from an external drive, use Target Disk Mode with another Mac, or create a bootable CD/DVD. You can create a bootable CD/DVD by running Coriolis CDMaker, which should be available from you distributor. I thought my instalation DVDs would work as bootable, but: I tried with the Tiger instalation DVDs but it makes me chose one of the partitions to format and won't let me do both at once.

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Sep 17, 2009

I'm looking for the command that I can use to list all (even not mounted) partitions in OSX. The Linux command is

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