Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to dgc0225)
Unfortunately this is going to require some redoing to do it properly.
Easiest is if you could get another 1 to 2 GB External drive.
Problem with TM as I see it is it should have double/triple the space of the Internal drive.
Ideally we'd need to Partition the External drive, which puts all your data on it at risk, & you don't have enough space to copy/move those big files already on the external.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to BDAqua)
If it's "easy" I would consider getting another 1 to 2 GB.
I read a post before I posted here that referred me to Ken Stone's site about formatting and partitioning but I couldn't change the "Volume Scheme" like in his examples. My real ones were greyed out so I didn't have the option to select. And honestly--reading on it's pretty complicated (based on my lack of knowledge with this) and I'm afraid I would screw it up anyhow. Anything else besides partitioning?
Anyone know what happens if I just turn-off Time Machine? What if I unplug the eHD and plug back in and start over? Like a re-boot of sorts? Too good to be true?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 5:00 PM (in response to dgc0225)
Well, you could start over by erasing everything & Partitioning, but having everything on one drive isn't really what we want as a backup.
External drives are real easy...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I appreciate the response BDAqua but I'm not really sure what you mean. If I shut off Time Machine and/or unplug my current 1TB eHD, will that erase everything?
I already have a 1TB eHD set up (OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro) ---but are you saying if I add another eHD with 1 to 2 GB there is a easy solution?
I wasn't kidding when I said I need this broken down for me as if I just used a Mac for the first time yesterday!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 4:23 PM (in response to dgc0225)
If I shut off Time Machine and/or unplug my current 1TB eHD, will that erase everything?
It will not erase anything.
are you saying if I add another eHD with 1 to 2 GB there is a easy solution?
Yes, get a 2TB one & we can Partition it in 2 1 GB Partitions, one to clone your Internal drive to & boot from.
Or a 1 TB Drive to clone to & boot from & use your other 1 TB for TM.
Once you decide & have it we can best step by step you through it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Ohhhh you think it's best if I get another eHD that is 2TB? Your Mar 6 posted mentioned just 1 to 2 GB. 1 to 2 GB I'm guessing would be very cheap. Unfortunately I'm not financially in a position to go out and buy a 2TB eHD. I have a 1TB already with barely anything on it, and either way, I can't just afford it. I guess I will have to keep searching for a another solution. I appreciate the try though, thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Hmmm. I'm back from being out-of-state for a while for services of a long time friend that passed away unexpectedly. I guess this isn't something I want to take on right at the moment. I think I will just delete some events from my iMovie library to clear up some space and hope it doesn't effect any of my projects. I appreciate the responses. Thank you.