Backup with Time Machine on two separate external hard drives?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by syavno, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. syavno macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Hi Folks,
    I have an external hard drive that I use with my MBP at work. I'd like to buy another external hard drive to keep at home an also use with Time Machine to backup when at home. Will this work with 10.5.6? What I mean is, will Time Machine work if I plug in another hard drive at home, and still work when I plug in my other drive at work?
  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    As far as I thought, this is a yes.

    If you're at home, the drive will backup as normal without interfering with the other drive. I don't know what would happen if both drives were plugged in at the same time but you can operate 2 drives independently of each other. However I don't know this for definate and hopefully somebody else will chime in with an answer.

    Personally I'm interested in running 2 Time Machine drives off a single FW bus and wondering if that is possible? Anybody know?

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