TM backup in multi HD environment

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  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    #1
    How does Time Machine handle this setup:

    Mac Pro with multiple physical drives
    Bay 1 SSD (OS and core apps)
    Bay 2 HD (apps, iTunes library, iPhoto library)
    Bay 3 HD TM

    If I ever need to reload OS and restore "profile" from TM will data from Bay 2 drive be there?
    Will TM try to automatically dump everything onto the boot volume?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    California
    #2
    Give this a read.

    TM will by default backup all internal drives, so add your drive #3 to the exclude list. Then it will backup #1 and #2 automatically.

    If you do a restore it will only restore the OS volume. Once that is done you can manually restore the second volume (drive).
     

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