Time machine two different drives help

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  1. armandxp macrumors 6502

    armandxp

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    I have a MacBook Air 128gb SSD. I currently have an aperture library on external hard drive A. I'm using external hard drive B for my time machine backups.

    It looks like I've got it setup to backup my SSD and my aperture library to hard drive B. If I have a crash of one drive, will I simply be able to connect another hard drive for my aperture library to restore to? If both my SSD and HD A crash, if I connect a drive will time machine restore everything to two separate drives like I had it set up?

    I really don't want to lose my picture library and I don't know of a simpler way to back it up in the background with no interaction from me.

    Please give any thoughts or advice.

    Thanks, T
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Yes... you could just open the Time Machine interface and select the Aperture library for restore back to the new drive.

    No. In my experience a "restore" like this only restores the OS and data etc to the main drive and not the second drive. You would need to then manually move the Aperture data from Time Machine to the second drive.
     
  3. armandxp thread starter macrumors 6502

    armandxp

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    Thanks so much! I was hoping that this was the way to do it....
     

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