Backing Up Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thewright1, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. thewright1 macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2008
    Hey All,

    Hopefully I'm posting this in the right section, if not Admin please feel free to move it. I'm using Time Machine to back up my computers hard drive which has been working great. I also have another external Firewire hard drive connected to my computer as well that I'd like to perform frequent back ups on as well with time machine. Is that possible?
  2. rick3000 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    West Coast
    As far as I know you can only back up to one drive with TM . But you can back up multiple drives to a single drive.
  3. thewright1 thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2008
    Yeah, I was trying to find a way around that because my TM drive is 500GB and my external is a little bigger but I guess it would just make more sense to buy a large TM drive, and just back up my two hard drives to that one drive, instead of trying to run TM on two different drives (if it were possible). Thanks for the info.
  4. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    I don't trust TM 100%, so I use a traditional backup solution (Chronosync) for my second backup.
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    one drive at a time that can go into TH's prefs and select a different drive to be the target for TM's......and after a backup has been made, you can change back to the original drive
  6. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    i'm actually a fan of SuperDuper.

    They're not identical, but it does allow you to boot from the backup by using the backed up hard drive as an external boot drive. very helpful if you're going to be away from your mac for a long time, but have access to another mac.
  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    +1 for SuperDuper.

    You have to purchase it for scheduled backups - otherwise its a good cool.

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