Time Machine question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ltcol266845, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. ltcol266845 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006
    Elgin, IL
    Hey campers

    I am trying to plan out a backup/storage solution for my MacBook Pro... I am going to get an ExpressCard eSATA card and an OWC Elite Dual Drive External Enclosure (the one with eSATA, FireWire 400/800 and USB). I currently have 1x 1TB Drive that is my storage drive. I also upgraded my laptops internal drive to 500GB.

    My question then is this... If I buy a 1.5TB drive and use it in the dual drive enclosure along with the 1TB drive, can I partition the 1.5TB drive with 500GB to backup the internal and the remaining 1TB for the storage drive?

    I am sure someone is asking "why Time Machine for a storage drive?", reason is, I am a photographer and am storing my pictures on it. A mirroring array is a possibility, but a mirror array doesn't save me if pictures are accidentally deleted (as happened to me a month ago). Time Machine will save me from that miss step. Of course CarbonCopyCloner is an option, but Time Machine is automatic and so stinkin sexy. ;)

    Thanks for the input!
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Time machine will back up TO one partition only, but it can back up multiple drives if you configure it appropriately (remove from exclude list).

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