Using an internal mac pro disk as time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sim667, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I am getting a new macbook pro next week, and have a 650 gb media drive in my mac pro which is now full.

    My mac pro has time machine on an external raid, but I dont have enough space on there to partition it to make a time machine drive for the macbook pro.

    So I was thiking about buying a 1 or 2 tb drive to move all of my media onto, and then to use the old drive in the mac pro as a time machine for the macbook pro.

    I'd have to mount the drive over wifi and then set up the time machine..... will that work?
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    You don't have to partition a drive for it to be a target for multiple time machine backups.

    Your scheme should work if you use that command line trick to enable unsupported drives on time machine. It is not recommended though. Personally I wouldn't do it.
     
  3. sim667 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Woudl you suggest just getting a network drive to do it on?
     

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