Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    firesidedog's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 31, 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    386
    Specs:
    Macbook pro,2009,Yosemite, 2.66 ghz, 4gb ram 320gb. Ipad2Air 64gb wifi+4g Ipod touch 3rd. gen.
    Carbon Copy Cloner help
    Okay after searching the forums I come to you for help. I am trying out CCC on a trial basis. And I have searched the help section. So what I need to know is, I cloned my hard drive to my external which already had my TM backups on it. Should I have created a partition first? Or should I wipe my external drive clean and start over? This all new to me. Thanks for any help.
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    Mahatma Gandhi

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,531
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Yes, you should have partitioned the external drive. Carbon Copy Cloner will overwrite anything that's on the drive. I keep two external hard drives for that very purpose: One for CCC and the other for Time Machine. It doesn't make sense to use one hard drive for both if you wish to have redundancy with your backups. Lose the hard drive and you've lost both your backups. Keep them separate on two hard drives.

  3. #3

    firesidedog's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 31, 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    386
    Specs:
    Macbook pro,2009,Yosemite, 2.66 ghz, 4gb ram 320gb. Ipad2Air 64gb wifi+4g Ipod touch 3rd. gen.
    Of course, that makes sense. I have another external. I will erase and re-format. Thank you.
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    Mahatma Gandhi

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Carbon Copy Cloner
    By dtravis7 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-27-2012, 01:02 AM
  2. Carbon Copy Cloner
    By chscag in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-06-2012, 06:26 AM
  3. carbon copy cloner
    By thomash in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-31-2011, 04:24 PM
  4. carbon copy cloner
    By macgig in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2008, 05:05 PM
  5. Carbon Copy Cloner: Hung During Copy
    By geekboy2000 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-30-2006, 12:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •