time machine question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Richdj, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Richdj macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    hey guys

    just a quick one, i read somewhere i should set up 2 user accounts one as admin aqnd one for using day by day which i have done, although i forgot and was using the main account for a few days.
    anyway when i logged into this new account it asked me to specify a drive for time machine, which ive already done for the admin account.
    my questions....
    1 do i need to set up the time machine on both accounts or just one, if just one which one ?
    2. if its set up on the admin account and i dont log into the admin account for a few days will it still back up ?

    cheers guys.
  2. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Hmmmmm why would you want 2 user accounts, just the admin one should be ok, Time machine will work ok, just go into TM's preferences, choose which drive to back up too, and if required what to exclude from the back up and your away, no need for 2 accounts ;)

    hope this helps.

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