Time Machine backups of 2 computers to 1 HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SanibelMan, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. SanibelMan macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2004
    I have 2 MacBooks (with 3 user accounts total) that I would like to back up using Time Machine to a 1 TB hard drive. I'd like to dedicate 700 GB or so of the hard drive to the backups and have the other 300 GB to use for other things. Do I need to create one partition for each computer, or one partition for each user account, or Can I back up all the computers to one 700 GB "Time Machine" partition?
  2. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    I use a 2TB drive in my MacPro to backup both of our computers. I didn't partition the drive at all (which means, of course, that I only use it for Time Machine).

    So, I believe the answer is that you only need one TM partition and 1 "other" partition.
  3. SanibelMan thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2004

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