I have a 3TB external drive, that for some reason is partitioned as a single Master Boot Record partition. Seagate, go figure.
I'm running a 1TB Mac with 10.9.4 and about 380GB used space. My backup drive that I need to repartition is using about 1.13 TB of the drive.
What I'd like to do is create a compressed image that I can save on my Mac, then repartition my external drive with the proper partitions, then use the image to restore everything back to the external drive.
So my questions:
- Will my 1.13 TB drive compress to a small enough size to fit on my remaining 628G Mac drive?
- What options (specifically) do I choose when creating the image so that it's easily restorable to the reformatted drive?