Simple Time Machine Question

Amjad

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Jul 10, 2006
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Well, I have a confusion about Time Machine. ( I am new to computers especially Mac OS X ). I will buy a new Macbook pretty soon... So, my confusion about Time Machine is that, can I backup all of my data in same built-in hard drive in different partition ( If different partiation is created only for TM backups) or it must be separate external hard drive? Thats my questions....:confused:
 

LMO

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Jun 8, 2007
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Time machine will work with any non-bootable volume. Even though it will work, it doesn't really make sense to share a drive that way since you will effectively have no backup at all.

An external drive is the way to go.
 

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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Time machine will work with any non-bootable volume. Even though it will work, it doesn't really make sense to share a drive that way since you will effectively have no backup at all.

An external drive is the way to go.
Actually, according to Apple, it has to be a HFS+ formatted USB, Firewire, or Network drive.
 

Skystar

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May 15, 2007
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Time machine will work with any non-bootable volume. Even though it will work, it doesn't really make sense to share a drive that way since you will effectively have no backup at all.

An external drive is the way to go.
But for a portable, isn't it useful to be able to go back a few days and restore a file you had deleted by accident? I know having your internal drive split for time machine is not an ideal backup solution (if that drive ends up crashing), but what if we can't carry an external drive everywhere?
 
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