Time Machine and multiple external drives. Will this work?

amberashby

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Hi All,

I'm preparing for Leopard. Does anyone know if Time Machine will work using multiple external hard drives? I will need lots of backup space and it is much cheaper for me to buy 2 500GB external drives than it is to buy 1 1TB drive.

Will Time Machine use 2 external drives for backup?

Thanks.
 

Nugget

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Time machine can only be configured to use a single volume. You'd have to stripe those two drives together using RAID0 in order to use them both for Time Machine.
 

Cromulent

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Hi All,

I'm preparing for Leopard. Does anyone know if Time Machine will work using multiple external hard drives? I will need lots of backup space and it is much cheaper for me to buy 2 500GB external drives than it is to buy 1 1TB drive.

Will Time Machine use 2 external drives for backup?

Thanks.
You'll have to wait I think.

If it does not work you could always put the drives in a software RAID 0 array which would make them appear as one drive (although you do double the risk of data loss by using RAID 0).
 
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