Time Machine on a Partition?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ghking, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. ghking macrumors regular

    ghking

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    Hello
    I am getting my external USB drive ready for time machine. This might be a dumb question but can time machine use only a partition on the external the same size as my internal drive? And how do i partition it? And will the files already on the external drive be deleted when i partition it?
    Thanks
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Yes you can. You can partition in Disk Utility on your Mac...
     
  3. Nugget macrumors 65816

    Nugget

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    When you choose a volume to store your Time Machine backup it does not have to be the same size as the primary volume. The Time Machine backup data can co-exist with other data on the drive, as well.

    The Time Machine data does not require a dedicated partition, and it's all self-contained inside a folder at the root level of the volume you've selected.
     
  4. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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