Help with Time Machine-backup multiple computers?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DmbShn41, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

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    First off, I have an iBook G4 with Leopard, and an iMac Intel that I just recently upgraded to Leopard. I have used my external drive to previously backup my iBook with Time Machine. I would like to start backing up my iMac too, with the same drive. Would this present a conflict as far as the multiple backups from different systems on the same drive? Obviuosly space would be an issue in the long run...250GB drive, devoted only to backups. Also, if/when I utilize Boot Camp on my iMac, will the Windows partition backup through Time Machine? Thanks for the help.

    Todd
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    No, Time Machine will keep each machine separate, but you will have the space issue.
     
  3. DmbShn41 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. DmbShn41 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the DP, with my external HD hooked to my iMac, could I create a wireless connecton between the iBook and iMac using the AirPort cards, and back up the iBook that way? Or do I have to be connected? Thanks.
     

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