Time Machine backing up to two drives simultaneously, possible?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Is it possible to store the Time Machine backup simultaneously, to more than one drive?
     
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    yes. in Time Machine preferences, goto Select Disk, and if you already have Time Machine Back-up drive, it will ask you if you'd like to Replace or Use Both...select Use Both.

    I have rotating time machine drives and a main always-on/backing up one as well.
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    In SnowLeopard it doesn't do that! You sure?
     
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't state anywhere what OS you were using. But you still can, you just have to manual reselect each drive each time you want to perform a back-up.

    10.8 and above would allow you to do this no problem.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Can anyone using Snow let me know if thats possible, cause i just don't see it!
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is not. This feature was added in Mountain Lion.
     
  7. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Excuse my ignorance, but couldn't you also RAID1 (or whatnot) together two or more disks if you want multiple copies of the backups on different disks?
     

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