Back up Windows with Time Machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TimJim, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    I formatted my Windows XP partition NFTS or whatever it's called which makes it only able to read.

    So if i back it up with TM, and my computer crashes, or i lose a file, will TM be able to bring it back since it's NTFS or will it just be wasted space (20GB wasted)?

    Also, on a side note for future reference, where in Boot Camp can i resize the partition?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I think it'll work, but it'll probably have to backup the whole image each time which will eat a lot of hard drive space very quickly.

    EDIT: Ah I thought we were talking about Parallels :eek:.
     
  3. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    Time Machine ignores both NTFS and FAT32. Your Windows partition will not be backed up.
     
  4. theman macrumors 6502a

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    If you read about how TM works, you will see that backing up a windows partition would be impossible (i think.....). You're going to have to use other means to back up files.
     

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