Storage and Paritions (TM)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adam9c1, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    Here is my setup:
    HD1 128GB SSD (OS APPS, user profile)
    HD2 2TB (general data, iPhoto, iTunes)
    HD3 2TB TM

    I have never had to boot from install media and do a full restore from TM.
    I am afraid that this will not work correctly.

    I do not have enough spare drives to test my theory by doing manual backups with CCC or SuperDuper.

    1. How will the restore work if I boot from USB installer and choose TM recovery?
    2. Would I benefit by repartitiooning HD2 into smaller chunks (one chunk holds iPhoto and iMovie)?

    Out of all the data I have on the computer iPhoto library is most important, period.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can option key boot and chose the TM disk to boot from. This will boot to a copy of the recovery partition stored on the TM disk. From there you just click restore and everything is but back where is was the last time you backed up.

    There is a popup you will get asking you to pick a restore from date. So you could say go back and restore the system to how it was a week ago, for example.

    I don't see any benefit to making two partitions like you mentioned.

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