back up multiple drives to one? (time machine)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fenno, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. fenno macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009

    i was wondering if the following set up is possible (and if so, how to go about setting it up). thanks in advance for your help!

    drive 1: my laptop, 120gb. holds all my documents, personal stuff, etc.
    drive 2: 500gb wd passport drive. would hold most of my photos, movies, etc. this will come with me along with my laptop

    drive 3: 1 tb wd desktop drive. can i back up both drives 1 and 2 to drive 3?

  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Yes, you can. [Make sure to remove drive 2 from the "exclude" list on TM Options if it shows up there.]
  3. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    As noted above, that will work fine. I back up 3 drives into one that way.

    As also noted, external drives will typically be defaulted NOT to back up, so you have to go into time machine preferences and remove the "exclude" flag.

    Just confirming the excellent advice given by BobZune.....
  4. fenno thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009

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