Backups and Time Machine

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  1. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

    MmmPancakes

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I have a Mac Mini and two mac notebooks that run Snow Leopard.

    I've been backing these machines up to a 300 GB drive that is now full.

    Today I brought home a 2TB drive so that I can use Time Machine to backup the desktop Mac Mini.

    Can I use the same hard drive to use Time Machine for the two notebooks, as well? What about storing other backups on that drive as well?

    I'm just trying to map the most logical approach to having safe backups. Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

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    you could use the instructions in this user tip to move the old backups to the new drive.

    provided there is enough room on the destination drive, time machine will back up a virtually unlimited number of Macs to a single drive. see this.
     
  3. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

    MmmPancakes

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    This is a big help. Thanks!
     

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