Time Capsule (Two computers?)

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  1. ^^ CoolMacLover macrumors regular

    ^^ CoolMacLover

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    When I back up two computers (imac 24" & MBP 13") will the data be sorted separately? So i could back up my imac, and only see my stuff from the imac or will I see all data from both computers? and same for MBP, will I see my data I backed up from my iMac?

    If so, is there a way to stop this? *other then backing up only one computer*

    thxs.
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    depends on what app you are using to backup?

    of course you can use one drive.

    Are you about to buy a TC? Or do you already have one?

    Are you going to be backing up wirelessly?
     
  3. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    each computer will have its own bundle so when you enter Time Machine from your iMac, you will only see your data and same for MBP.
     
  4. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    To answer your question - yes you can back-up multiple computers without having any conflict or overwriting of your files.

    It is important to note - the way TM backs up is called an incremental meaning it only backs up changes and does so to a sparse bundle file. This sparse bundle file will be specific to each of your computers and is something you can only view in TM.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. ^^ CoolMacLover thread starter macrumors regular

    ^^ CoolMacLover

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    YAY Thank you all, very good. :) I am going to buy one, so i can back up before upgrading to SL Just in case also for work stuff. :) :cool:
     
  6. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    read some other TC threads. I returned mine.

    My recommendation, AEBS + External HDD
     

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