Extremely stupid Time Machine Question

Ratatapa

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Apr 3, 2011
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Hi, i am planning to buy an external HDD for my Air and I wanted to use time machine too.

Exemple my backup takes 400gig, can i use the 600 gig left for data on it or if I use it for time machine it will be used for time machine only.

Also 2nd stupid question.

How many different machines can you plug on 1 time machine enabled drive, assuming that there is enough place.

Thanks
 

jbjones85

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Feb 6, 2011
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Yes, When you set up the drive configure it with 2 partitions, one for TM and one for data. I did the same thing on my 1tb drive. 500 for TM and 500 for media pacbkup. (I then clone this drive to another drive just in case that one fails.)
 
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Alrescha

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You can put whatever you want on a Time Machine volume, just don't try and do anything with the folder that Time Machine creates. You don't have to partition it, but be aware that Time Machine will eventually <mostly> fill up the disk and it might be difficult to find space for new huge files after a while.

You can plug an external Time Machine disk into as many computers as you want.

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jbjones85

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Feb 6, 2011
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This is true, I partitioned it because I didn't want TM to use the whole thing.

You can put whatever you want on a Time Machine volume, just don't try and do anything with the folder that Time Machine creates. You don't have to partition it, but be aware that Time Machine will eventually <mostly> fill up the disk and it might be difficult to find space for new huge files after a while.

You can plug an external Time Machine disk into as many computers as you want.

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