Time Machine and Partition Help

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

  1. soccerstud652 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    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

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    #2
    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

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    May 16, 2008
    #3
    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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