Time Machine on ext drive. Can't use drive for other backups

Discussion in 'macOS' started by qveda, May 25, 2009.

  1. qveda macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I have a MacPro, OS X 10.5.7. I have TM configured to back up to an external 1 TB firewire drive.

    I use Adobe Lightroom for photography. it provides a checkbox to allow you to backup all photos as you import them from your camera card. Adobe recommends selecting an external drive for these backups. But for some reason, it does not allow me to select the external drive that TM uses.

    Is there any reason why Time Machine might be preventing me from backing up photos to the drive, or to a new folder on that drive ?
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    You can just partition the hard drive using "Disk Utility" and it will appear on your computer as two separate drives. I'm sure that will enable the photos to be backed up. :)
  3. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Ive been doing this for almost everything I use personally and at work. Ive split up everything from 1TB, 4TB, 9TB and even a 24TB G-Speed Fiber box using TM.
    However your problem with Lightroom is a strange one. Would it be persmission errors?

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