IMac :: Disk Utility RAID Setup - Backing Up Data

Jul 11, 2010

I have a couple of questions regarding backing up my external drive. I've got a 2TB external drive with about 1.5TB of movies, Music etc. I've got another identical empty drive that I want to keep a backup of the first drive on. So my question is what is the best way of backing up this data? I thought of using disk utility(I'm running snow leopard 10.6.4 if that makes any difference) to created a mirrored RAID set. If I plug in the empty drive then create the RAID set will my first drive get wiped when the set is created? or with it leave the data on the first drive intact? Or should I just use something like crashplan to backup to the 2nd drive?

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May 20, 2009

I have a new Mac Pro Quad 2.93 with the Mac RAID card installed with four 1TB drives setup in a RAID 5 array. When creating the volumes in the RAID utility, you can not edit them, resize, etc. If one large volume is created in the RAID utility, you can then partition that one volume using the Apple Disk Utility, which then allows you to resize if needed.

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I'm wondering is there any way to setup time machine to backup my data on network hard drive running Windows XP. I use my macbook with my windows desktop PC for internet and sharing file. It would be great if time machine can backup data on my windows desktop network hard drive.

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Jun 20, 2012

I have just finished setting up my first Lion Server from scratch on a Mac Mini with dual 500GB Drives which I set up as RAID 1. I have the server exactly as I want it, and before the users start logging on and it gets all screwed up I would like to create a disk image of it so that I could reinstall if necessary w/o having to start from scratch. 

Is the process of creating a disk image for a RAID 1 any different than that of a disk image from a single drive set up? Will Disk utility just see this as a single volume or will it want to create a disk image of the entire RAID? i.e will the disk image be 1 TB (500 GB x 2)? And when it comes to reimaging my RAID, will I just recreate a RAID 1 and be able to write to it from that disk image? 

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OS X :: Easy To Reclaim Partitions Setup Via Disk Utility

Apr 27, 2010

I am thinking of doing a triple boot (SL, Debian and Win7). However because I am really doing this because I can (or at least attempt), it strikes me at some point I might decide I want to go back to all Snow Leopard. Now here's the thing; is it easy to increase the space of the SL install again if I decide to trash Win7. I'll build the space for Debian at the end as I am positive I won't be trashing that partition.

So something like:
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The most likely partition to go is the Win7 one and I would like to either add it to Snow Leopard or the Shared Partiition. That is, I would like to increase the size of one of them.

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OS X :: Disk Utility Erased All Data?

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I just bought a new WD hard disk and backed up all my data to it (80 GB). I then performed a clean install on my Macintosh HD.

Before I restored my data to the internal drive, I thought it would be a good idea to copy my fresh installation to a new partition on the external disk.

So I booted up disk utility to check if partitioning would affect my data. Using the partition tool, I clicked the plus sign (without applying changes). Disk utility said that if I add a partition, it would simply add a new volume and that the previous volume would not be erased. I clicked apply, and now there is nothing left of my data in the original partition.

Can I get it back? Undo the partition, or file recovery?

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Feb 15, 2010

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since Tiger reads NTFS partitions i was going to try it on my Mac Mini.

i usually use a laptop and don't have time to leave the recover running for 10 hours or more. any good free utilities out there?

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Aug 4, 2010

I'm erasing some partitions on a Mac that's leaving my possession, is Zero Out Data secure enough? To erase everything?

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May 19, 2009

Will I lose my settings, programs, and preferences, if I boot from the system discs and run a Repair Disk from Disk Utility? I've been having some startup problems, like a circle with a slash and it's been mentioned that I may need to do this.

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I have a "degraded raid" message in disk utility. I have four drives in the slots but nothing shows up for slot 3 ? What do I do?

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I have a few questions:

1. Should extra hard drives be bought third party?

2. Should he do a raid setup for backups?

3. How much memory should he buy for Final Cut operations? (third party)

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Aug 16, 2010

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My question is; can I use a disk image of the 2009 imac and put it on the 2010 model to minimise the switching effort? I know some programmes will have to be reinstalled and I will need to unregister some things like Quark and iTunes.

Is it true that you have to make the disk image while the system has started up with the OS X DVD?

CCC warns that the image it makes will not be bootable. Can Disk utility restore the new iMac from it?

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Nov 8, 2010

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Sep 28, 2010

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Aug 22, 2014

I've got a Transcend 8GB usb drive and i want to erase everything on it but i can't. I know that the best way to do this is the Disk Utility (Because Finder can't erase them too. When I drag and drop to the bin, it says "43 files cannot be deleted") 

When i attempt to format, this message appears from disk utility: and also, another message appears at the same time.I just wanted to format my disk. But i can still see the content in the disk. But can't copy them to desktop. 

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Dec 3, 2010

Got my new iMac 27" i7 2.93 for three weeks ago. Everything was kind of fine but now everytime i boot it starts to write to the disk, and since you really can hear when the machine writes to the disk, it's obvious when it does it. The disk is a WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A0

- I turned of spotlight indexing, rebooted, 30 minutes later it was still writing like there was no tomorrow.

- Checked, just Google Chrome trowing messages (which is running slower then on my old MBP Santa Rosa 5400 rpm).

- Ran disk utilty repair permissions, still no luck.

- Used Lingon to get rid of **** at startup, still no luck.

- No disk encryption.

The bottom line: The machine runs slower, boots applications slower and functions slower then my old MBP 2.4 ghz Santa Rosa 2007 with a 5400 rpm hdd. I tried to run a blu ray mkv from the internal disk, stuttered as hell and didn't work despite VLC being the only open application. Then i ran it from an external 5400 rpm Firewire drive and it worked flawlessy. What is up with this? Shall i reinstall and empty my disk?

Is there any software for checking what applications is currently writing to the HDD?

Screenshot from my activity monitor.

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Oct 3, 2008

I have 2 1TB drives coming in on Monday, and I plan to put them in a mirror RAID using Disk Utility. How reliable is the OS X software RAID setup? Would I be better to just manually backup from one drive to another? The drives will be for my photography, I wanted a mirror setup so I'd finally have a backup of my (current) 250GB's of photos. (Most of which I could probably burn to DVD's but humor me.)

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Jul 1, 2009

I just got a brand new MAC PRO desktop. It came with a 600GB HDD. I purchased a second identical internal 600GB HDD. I wanted to do setup a RAID 1 using these 2 drives. Currently the main drive has the OS and all my other apps installed. I installed the 2nd drive and was fooling with disk utility. I'm not sure how to set this up however. I tried numerous guides online but I just cant figure it out.

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The RAID tab says "online" and the status is green (indicating the RAID is working). However on my desktop i see the 2nd hardddrive mounted with no contents in it. I just want to able to use the 2nd drive as a mirror so this way if one fails I'm still up and running.

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Aug 21, 2009

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I have a PowerMac G4 I'd like to use as an "experimental" backup machine. I am looking to try and make a RAID setup in it, and I'm no expert with that. I'm wondering if this is even possible, first. I'm also wondering if I can do this with 2 40 gb drives and a 20 gb drive. I want to make it so it appears as 1 drive. I'd be using tiger and a software RAID if that is of any relevance.

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Mar 1, 2010

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