Mac Pro w/Time Machine HD set-up?

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

  1. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    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


    Jun 30, 2003
    Motor City
    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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