Question about Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by I Need a Drink, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. I Need a Drink macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    How would a full restore or migration work if I have two Macs backing up to the same network drive? The videos I've watched don't seem to have a screen where you select the correct backup folder, the software seems to find it automatically. However, I doubt most of these people are backing up multiple Macs, so they probably only have one backup folder per drive. I just want to make sure that I won't have any problems should I ever need to replace a drive or when I decide to purchase a new Mac.
  2. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    My wife and I share an external drive for Time Machine. I did a full restore to her Mac when I replaced her drive with a SSD. There was no issue selecting "her" backup instead of mine. I don't remember if it prompted me but I think so. Carry on with confidence. It'll work if you need it.

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