Time Machine for multiple drives question ....

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  1. mund macrumors member

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    I have a 2016 MacBook Pro with a 1TB SSD, I also have (2) external drives both SSD, each 1TB. I am considering purchasing a 6TB G-Drive Thunderbolt for Time Machine purposes primarily. I plan on partitioning the drive in (3) 2TB partitions.

    I plan on populating the external drives with pic's & video on (1) of the drives, intermittent CCC Clones on the other. Can I Time Machine back up all (3) drives individually to its own partition on the 6gb external?______

    Also:
    If I use the standard USB-C port (I std USB-C, 2 TB USB-C) on the 6TB G-drive to attach to the MBP, will I get the Thunderbolt throughput on the (2) remains G-Drive ports to have the other drives plug into?__________
     
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    Thank You for the enlightenment.. I actually thought as, used, it was Not By any means... but that didn't make sense either.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Unless you’re in love with Time Machine you might consider using CCC for all of those tasks.
     
  7. mund thread starter macrumors member

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    Great Point... I agree and do use it, it has saved my rear many times... had an issue with CCC 4 CLONE handling a bootable APFS drive. It forced me to upgrade to CCC 5. Which has been tested and proven. I use it occasionally at key times when I do a major change, prior to an OS upgrade, etc. I do want to set it up incrementally once I get my external drives situated with what to do, use, etc.
     

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