Can time machine back up an internal and external hardrive?

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  1. rema macrumors regular

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    was planning on getting two external hardrives one as main storage (planning on moving all files from internal hardrive as it almost full) and the second one from time machine

    i wanted to ask would it be possible to partition the second drive so it backs up via time machine from the external hardrive and also from the mac internal hardrive so my mac programs and system files are also backed up


    Regards

    Rema
     
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't see why you wouldn't be able to do that.
     
  3. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I have that exact setup. One drive for media, one for Time Machine. Works like a charm.
     
  4. rema thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot for the replies, i will be ordering the drives this week,

    is it pretty straight forward to set it up to do so?
     
  5. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    Yes it is, remember if you're deleting files, try not deleting it from all documents, cuze it will show double of the files, and can get confusing.
     
  6. rema thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry to bring this up again but i actully bought two harddrives and have them set up but cant get time machine to back up from the other external drive i've tried all sorts still no joy

    Please Help
     
  7. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    kinda need more details, what happens when you just set up drive 1 as the one to backup and drive 2 as the destination?
     
  8. rema thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have a 1tb WD hard i made that time machine back up, i also have a 500gb WD drive which i have moved most of my files from my mac onto but time machine is not backing that up, just the mac internal drive
     
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