Set up time machine for backups for 2 different drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DaGrandMastah, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2011
    Hi all, I have my time machine set up perfectly to backup my desktop drive to an external drive. Thing is I have an external drive that I want to backup to another external drive completely seperate from the first backup. Is there a way to do that?

    Just to be clear....I have hard drive A backing up to external drive B.

    I want to, in additon to keeping that, set up external drive C to back up to external drive D.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Kind of. You cannot have two, separate backup configurations, but you can backup the same configuration to two destinations.

    Plug C in and remove it from Time Machine exclusions, then it will backup along with A to B.

    Now plugin D, and create a second backup and it will backup A and C to D.

    You will need Lion or Mountain Lion to use multiple disks like this.

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