timemachine onto something other than time capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jeffuwee, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. jeffuwee macrumors member

    jeffuwee

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    yo. i was wondering if you could back up your whole mac on an external harddrive that isn't time capsule. because frankly timecapsule is pretty expensive :D
     
  2. jsgrabo macrumors regular

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    yes! i am currently using time machine with an external hd connect to my mbp via usb
     
  3. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Yes,of course you can!!! Most people have external hard drives(not TC) because if the price!!Nothing to worry about!:)
     
  4. jeffuwee thread starter macrumors member

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    can you back it up when you want to? because im going to be moving around a lot and i don't want to carry my external harddrive around with me. like can you just manually back it up when you want to?
     
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  6. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    Yes, when you plug in your external you can click "back up now" at your own leisure.
     
  7. jeffuwee thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for all the info. it really cleared it up for me :D
     

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