Backing up externals (using time machine on external)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hoxley, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. hoxley macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2011
    Seems like it might be a stupid question, but here goes.

    Has anyone had experience with the following.

    MBP with two External Drives - daisy chained on FW 800.

    One of the above externals is used for a Time Machine Backup.
    The Time Machine Backup also Backs Up the (non-time machine) external FW drive.

    So that in the eventuality of a drive failure of either or both the internal or (non time machine) external. The Time Machine External can restore both the Mac HD & External FW drive.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    I don't see a question, but yes, you can restore data backed up via Time Machine, though you might have to use the Finder and not the fancy TM GUI in some cases.

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