Time machine & Multiple hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mindcrime13, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Mindcrime13 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    i tried using TM but my external drives its to small ,i got 2 300G HD. is there any way i can us the 2 external drives with TM in order to back up all my data??

  2. catachip macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2007
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    You need an external hard drive at least the size of your primary internal hard drive to use Time Machine.
  3. PcBgone macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    A Quick answer would be no. Theres no way to send the backups to two different hard drives. Not automatically anyway. You can do it manually, but it will just backup to that drive until its full, then you would have to manually switch to another drive, and it will create a whole new backup(IE 1st backup very long backup).

    Im in a similar situation. But What I plan on doing is moving my backups to one of the other drives, thus freeing up space, and then having TM re-backup to the same drive.

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