Time Machine with 2 hard drives.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 4now, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. 4now macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    I have 1 Hard drive attached to my airport extreme base station which backs up my laptop wirelessly.

    I have ordered a portable drive for backups while I am away from home.

    Can I alternate between the two?
  2. JPamplin macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    I'm not sure about that - Time Machine makes you pick a single volume to back up TO, regardless of the volumes you're reading FROM. If you switched between two drives, it would find the last backup on that drive and re-backup everything since the last one.

    I GUESS it would work, but it might be more trouble than it's worth. Give it a try.


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