Keep Time Machine backup after Partitioning

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Vegerot, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Vegerot macrumors member


    May 14, 2009
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I just bought an External Harddrive a few days ago. I backed up my Mac before wiping my computer and doing a clean install of OS X.

    Now I also want to backup my Windows PC. (I have already installed the extension to allow Disk Utility to partition NSFT.) However, when I try partitioning it, it says that doing so will erase my previous Time Machine backup. How can I partition the drive while saving my backup?
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    I'm little help, but there was a thread about a month or so ago on this subject. I think you have to shrink the existing partition on a Windose machine and then reallocate the freed space to your second partition... but any shrinking or stretching has some risk. If it were me, I'd just buy another drive :)

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