Can I use Time Machine in a petitioned hard drive?

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  1. fstigre macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2008

    I have an external HD that I would like to use to back up my files using Time Machine and I was wondering if I could create a partition to use Time Machine in one of these partitions. In other words I would like to use one of the partitions for Time Machine and the other partition for less important stuff.

    Is this possible?

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'm using it right now. I have my main HFS+ partition and then my XP one. Time Machine isn't backing up the NTFS side though.
  3. easy-mac macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    It certainly is possible. I have done it with no problems for a while now. In fact, I was having issues when I tried to run time machine on my MBP and new iMac at the same time when connected to my Airport Extreme, so I partitioned the drive and used one partition for the MBP backup and the other for the iMac and it worked like a charm. But as for what you want to do, I've done that as well and had no problems at all.
  4. fstigre thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2008

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