Mac Pro w/Time Machine HD set-up?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hayduke, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. hayduke macrumors 65816

    hayduke

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    I'm starting to run low on HD space and I am considering a few options. It occurred to me that that I might make use of Time Machine on ~26th October and I started to wonder about the hard drive set-up for this. What is recommended? A dedicated second drive for Time Machine? Of equal capacity? Larger? I already use on internal drive as a back-up so does that mean I would occupy three bays for one-bays-worth of data? If I understand correctly Time Machine doesn't really serve as a back-up, but rather as an embedded/transparent versioning feature. Is that right? Any tips?
     
  2. RichP macrumors 68000

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    Read up on Apple's Site, they explain how it works. It completely backs up your system, then does incremental backups of things that have changed. I will note to you, it appears that it can ONLY back up to an external drive. I am not sure if a MacPro would be an exception (it being the only mac that can hold more than one HD)
     

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