Time Machine with 2 hdd's

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by PaulCon, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. PaulCon macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hi All,

    I recently removed my optical drive and installed a second hdd, I have an OCZ 120gb SSD as my main OS X drive with apps and my standard 500gb hdd as my data drive, problem is that time machine only seems to back up my ssd drive as that contains the OS, is there a way for time machine to backup both drives or would I have to buy some additional software?


    Paul :)
  2. TPadden, Aug 19, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2012

    TPadden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    For a backup of your system SSD I'd recommend you partition the 500 gb with a 150-200 gb and make a BOOTABLE Carbon Copy Cloner backup, leaving you with a 300gb data drive. Backing up your data drive should be to a separate drive entirely; USB drives are pretty cheap ......

    CC Cloner will allow you as many backups of whatever drives you want on separate partitions.

  3. ObeseSquirrel macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    I think so, yes!

    I have an external drive that gets backed up in TM along with my boot drive. By default, Time Machine puts any external drives into its "exclude list." Try removing your second drive from that list and see what happens.

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