Will time machine manage both internal and external drives?

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  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I have a MacBook Pro and a 160GB External hard drive. I plan on getting a 320GB Firewire hard drive after Leopard comes out for Time Machine, my question is will Time Machine be able to manage both the internal and external hard drives?
     
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  3. Peace macrumors P6

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    What do you mean by manage ?

    Kid of useless to back-up your stuff to two different hard drives.
     
  4. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    Actually my 160GB external hard drive has different files on it than my MacBook Pro internal does. I only keep the essential files on my MacBook Pro like the Graphic Art files I'm working on. My iTunes library and things that I don't need to have with me 24/7 stay on my 160GB External Hard Drive.

    And by manage I mean will it be able to backup both the external and internal to the larger external.
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    Yes.
     
  6. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I bloody hope it does.

    I'm planning to support 7 apple laptops on a single large external backup drive with this, so I bloody hope it does.

    If not, I'll sodding kill myself :eek:
     
  7. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Don't quote me on this, but I could have sworn that I read somewhere that Time Machine requires that the ENTIRE backup hard drive be utilized for backing up one drive with Leapard running on it. In other words, to have Time Machine back up your Macbook Pro, you'd have to use the entirety of one of your externals. I'm also pretty sure it wouldn't let you use partitions with Time Machine. Again, it has to be the whole physical drive.

    I could be wrong about this, but that's what I remember reading.
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, but you could partition the big external into two partitions, so that each of the two hard drives are backed up to different partitions. That would work.
     
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    The external HD does NOT have to be dedicated to Time Machine.I know.I play with it 8 hours a day.
     

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