Time machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by carlosnd35, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. carlosnd35 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2009
    I haven't be able to use time machine with my external drive because i don't want to "re-format" it.
    Can i make a partition to my external drive so i can keep my files and use time machine at the same time?
  2. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    Yes. And make sure you allocate enough space for the TM backup. It's first run will dump everything you have. Subsequent backups are much less demanding.
  3. Steve-M macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Is there any possibility that you can temporally move your files to another drive, format your external, then move them back? If you have to many files to do this, you may consider buying another external for your time machine back up. I know of no way to resize your partition with a 100% guarantee that you will not loose your data.

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