Time Machine Back Up Questions With Multiple HDD's On MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bazzy, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Bazzy macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Hi All,

    Yesterday, I replaced the stock 750GB HDD (in my Late 2011 17" MBP) with a 2TB one which I partitioned into 2 x 1TB.

    I also added a 2TB HDD into the Optibay so I now have 3 Drives showing on my Desktop. (Transferred about 300GB of data on the Optibay Drive so far).

    I left the 1st Partition on the Regular Drive as "Macintosh HD", the 2nd Partition as "Macintosh HD 2" & the Optibay Drive as "Macintosh HD 3".

    I use Time Machine via Time Capsule to do wireless back ups & noticed that my system was doing a very large back up via Time Machine which I assumed was the 250GB of Data I transferred onto the Optibay Drive.

    TBH, with regards to Time Machine Back Ups, at this stage, I only wish to back up to my Time Capsule the contents of the 1st Partition on the Regular HD - "Macintosh HD".

    Is there any way that I can set things up to ensure this & that the other two are left alone?

    Many Thanks!

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  2. Honza1 macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2013
    Yes, go to Time machine (in System preferences) and in Option exclude the drive (or folders) you do not want to backup.

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