Will Time Machine Backup From One Partition to Another

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mr Kram, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    i understand that it will backup from one external drive to another, but can it backup from one partition to another within the same drive?

    also, i have a 300GB drive (unpartitioned) that is full with time machine backups and some other data. how can i delete some of the older backups manually to free up a little space for more data?
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    Not sure, but I strongly recommend against backing up from one partition to another unless you are doing it to avoid human errors. If the HD has a hardware failure, you would lose your backup.

    my 2c.
     
  3. Mr Kram thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    after pondering over this. i think you are right. i'm better off buying two separate hard drives.
     

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