Expanding Time Machine Partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bingefeller, May 9, 2015.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I'd like to make my Time Machine partition bigger but unsure how to do this. I did some searching and it was suggested not to erase the partition but to use the - to delete it and then add it back, only bigger. I'm a little confused as to how to this works and not even sure if it's the right solution so I thought that I'd ask here. Here is what my external USB drive looks like:


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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    The problem is the TM volume is on the bottom and you cannot resize UP only down using the /// grab bar.

    So you will need to delete the TM volume then resize untitled smaller, then add a new and larger TM volume back to the bottom.

    Of course you will lose any data on the TM volume in doing this.
     
  3. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Alright thanks. I'll have to set some time aside to do this as I will need to copy my TM folder to another drive.
     

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