Question about Time Machine and Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by anamznazn, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. anamznazn macrumors regular

    anamznazn

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    I'm planning to use Time Machine after my next external HD purchase. I'm also planning to install Vista in boot camp so I was just wondering if Time Machine will back up both of these partitions, or only files on the Mac partition?
     
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    No it'll back up both, but it will only back up the stuff on the Vista partition in the mac side, which will not be recognized by the Vista side should you ever need to restore your HD. If you want to back up the files on the Vista side and have Vista recognize it, partition your external and use one of the partitions to back up from Vista.
     
  3. anamznazn thread starter macrumors regular

    anamznazn

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    Is it possible to back up only the Mac side and not the Vista side at all?
     
  4. takemore macrumors member

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    Sure it is possible. You can hand-pick whatever folders you want Time Machine to back up.
     

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