Time Machine and Partition Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by soccerstud652, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. soccerstud652 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2008

    I have a 500 gb external hard drive I want to partition into two parts, one for my Time Machine backup, and one for some general file backup I keep on an older hard drive.

    My problem is, I already have had my Time Machine running since I bought my Macbook.

    So my question is, can I partition the 500 gb hard drive like I want and keep my Time Machine data? If not, is there a way for my to transfer my Time Machine data to my old hard drive and transfer it back after I partition the 500 gb hard drive?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 9, 2007
    well honestly I think simplest way would be this

    reformat yor 500GB external, and after reformatting set the partition.

    Then just run the itme machine again, (it'll back everything u previously had back up all over again)

    and there ya go...
  3. vohad macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2008
    simply use disk utility to partition your external hard drive. the backup files won't be erased.
    that is what i did

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