using TMachine in the same drive for 2 Macs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zoran, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. zoran macrumors 68020

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    Is this possible? To have a drive with one partition and have 2 Macs saving their files (using TM) into two different folders! Might there be a mixup since its one drive?
     
  2. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    im confused. Do you mean, you have different Macs but would like to use 1 hard drive for both of their Time Machines? If that is the question, then yes you can. TM creates different folders automatically for different computers
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No need to be confused, yes thats what i mean, that i have 2macs and a 1TB HD that i want it to be responsible for the Macs backup!
    So you mean that it automatically creates a folder for each Mac of the two, both named differently?
     
  4. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    hehe exactly. They will both be under a folder your TB Hard Drive called Backups.backupdb and within there, each computer will be under whatever the computer is named. For me, its called PowerMacG5 and I had my air hooked up to the same drive, it would be called MacAirTravel. So each has its own folders and their respected files in them
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Τhanx for the help everyone! :)
     

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