Simple Time Capsule question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Markf11, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Markf11 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2007
    I have a 500 gb external hard drive full of all kinds of things i need to keep ahold of

    i have about 100 gb left free, i'd like to partition this so i can use the 100gb as a Time Capsule

    My question is, when i start up Disk Utility and go to the option partition, i select 2, however it says nothing about keeping my data already on the external hard drive, how could i be sure to keep my data on their but still parition the drive
  2. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    I would doubt 100gb is enoungh for time machine. On the first backup it also backs up your system likely over 32 GB itself. I'd suggest a seperate external drive for time-machine (via the TC's USB port) of copy the files over if you want to use time- machine on the time capsule.

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