Using an internal mac pro disk as time machine

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

  1. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    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 G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    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

    Dec 7, 2010
    Woudl you suggest just getting a network drive to do it on?

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