Need help setting up time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jakerules133, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. jakerules133 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I recently got a 1.5 tb wd external drive and want to backup with it.

    What I can't figure out is if you can hook up the external drive via usb to our home pc, and then backup to that drive from my macbook wirelessly.

    I don't think it can be done so my alternative is to make 2 partition. 1 being the size of my macbook hard drive and 1 with the rest available. Then i would backup my macbook once a week wired to the 1 partition. Then when I'm not backing up, i would have it connected to my pc so i can stream tv shows/movies to all of my devices.

    Thanks for the help everyone :)
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Easy, just partition it. Then when you first start Time Machine it will format one of them to the right format and name it whatever you want, I name mine Time Machine which I think is default.

    After this, it will back up every hour or the next time you plug it in if that's longer than 1 hour.

    I do exactly the same thing, I have 1 storage partition and 1 backup partition :rolleyes:

    Easy as
     
  3. jakerules133 thread starter macrumors member

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