Can TimeMachine back up an external HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Architect4122, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Architect4122 macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of purchasing a 1TB and a 500GB G-Technology hard drive.

    The G-Drive Q's. I'll use FW800. I love the fanless design.

    I will piggy back them, so they will both always be on when plugged in. I want to store photos on the 500GB and reference them in Aperture. I want the 1TB drive for TimeMachine. Can TimeMachine backup my laptop (MBP) and the external Aperture drive to the 1TB?

    I would assume so. But I haven't played with it, so I'm not sure.

    Thanks
     
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

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    It can, by default it will put your external disk into Do not backup list.

    so once you remove it from the list, it will back it up.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    You may want to look into Super Duper also. I've seen some people devise solutions that incorporate both Super Duper and Time Machine but I find the features of SD offer that of an end to end backup solution.
     
  4. Architect4122 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    I'll check out and see what Super Duper can do.

    I'm just disappointed how rare FW800 is on some of the devices I really want. And when I do find them on something, they have this huge fan on them....I just know it'll hum me crazy.
     

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