Time Machine

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in macOS edited January 2014
I was planning on getting a portable hard drive and I was wondering if you can allot space to Time Machine or do you need to partition the drive? I want to use part for backup and part for storage.

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    smeesmee Posts: 195member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Holmes89 View Post


    I was planning on getting a portable hard drive and I was wondering if you can allot space to Time Machine or do you need to partition the drive? I want to use part for backup and part for storage.



    I have Time Machine backing up to a Partition on an External 160GB HD.

    I first partitioned the drive, than unplugged the drive (it's USB) and then plugged it back in and Time Machine asked me if I would like to back up to it, I said Yes, then it let me pick which partition I wanted it to Back-up to.

    Easy as that.

    It works just fine for me, been backing up for two weeks now



    Just my two cents,

    Parker
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Holmes89 View Post


    I was planning on getting a portable hard drive and I was wondering if you can allot space to Time Machine or do you need to partition the drive? I want to use part for backup and part for storage.



    Do it either way. TM creates a folder where it stores the data.
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