Multiple User Accounts and Time Machine...

Discussion in 'OS X' started by kk05629, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    Greetings...

    I have a 2.4 Alu iMac that has multiple user accounts (for each member of the family). I have an external FireWire 800 hard drive set up as a Time Machine backup drive.

    When time machine backs up my internal 320gb iMac drive...does it back up the "documents" folder of each user account on the iMac? Or do I need to automatically set up time machine from each user's account?

    Any direction is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance...Happy Holidays...
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    Time machine doesn't know anything about users, it knows partitions and directories. In other words, unless you tell it not to back up a certain directory or disk, it will back it up. If you check your files on the TM backup drive you will see that all the user directories and substructure underneath is there.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    follow-up question...

    Thanks for the reply...would I have to go into the "Admin" account I have set up to see the other user's directories to confirm they are being backed up?

    Thanks again for your help...
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    All depends on how you have your permissions and sharing set up for the other users, but yes, I used an admin account to set it up.
     

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