Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:22 AM (in response to tom simenauer)
You know, you should be able to use a partitioned hard drive for Time Machine, but as you found, it doesn't always work that way. Best to have a dedicated drive. I have two drives dedicated to Time Machine, two drives for cloning my internal, and one other external cloning my 'working' external.
I'd have to have some pretty catastrophic events occur if I were to lose ALL of my data.
I'm just a backup freak - have had too many drives just fail. Since you're running ML, and if you're data paranoid like myself, you can always use two external drives for Time Machine.
Thanks for sharing,
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to tom simenauer)
Partitioning a drive with TimeMachne is bad, also backing up multiple drives to one TimeMachine drive is equally bad.
The problem is hardware fails just as often as software fails, thus having "too many eggs in one basket" is a recipe for disaster.
Seperate hardware and backup methods is best to cover all possible angles of failure.
I've written a User Tip here, take a read, learn about the wonders of cloning, it's awesome capabilites.