Is OK to partition a TimeMachine HDD?

LeandrodaFL

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Is it OK to partition a Time Machine Hard Drive? I want to avoid the drive getting full, as this reduces its speed. So I would like to have a separate partition wich would garantee that the hdd doesnt gets full. And I may use the partition for other purpuses.

BTW, the drive is already 5 times what I need for backup or external storage, and would be a firewire drive


Second question, since we are at it, is it ok to keep files in your time machine hdd, along the backups folder?
 

LeandrodaFL

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My external drive has 3 partitions

1. Time machine
2. Carbon Copy clone
3. Storage - movies

Works great from my system
Friend, my purpose is to have a clear system restore in an external hdd, so whenever I feel like upgrading the HDD, or if perhaps it crashes, I will have an easy way of upgrading/replacing the HDD. I already have a satisfactory file backup solution with a software of my own. But my goal here is to also have a complete system snapshot for easy restore. I only need to update this snapshot every 2 weeks, or even every month.

Wich software do you recomend, create a Time Machine backup, or a carbon copy clone?
 

MacDawg

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For that purpose I would go with the Carbon Copy Clone

I love having both TM and a clone
TM to keep a historical backup
A clone that is a bootable duplicate of my current system setup
 
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