External HD Back Up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Roadking714, May 27, 2015.

  1. Roadking714 macrumors regular

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    I have a external hard drive hooked up to my rmbp with movies pics and so on.. My question is can I have a backup with time machine as well keep pics and so on on the same HD?
     
  2. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can use your drive for both TM and other storage, as long as it's formatted as HFS+. You don't need to partition the drive, but it helps, as TM will try to fill the whole drive, not leaving room for other files.
     
  4. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    You can, but then what's backing up your Movies and Pics? Personally I would buy another HD and back them both up. Redundancy is king
     
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