3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 10:48 PM by baltwo
dsun2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My IMac is almost full. It has 240 out of 250Gb being used.

 

My external hard drive has two partitions:  

     1st  partition (810 out of 831GB are being used) for Timemachine backups 

     2nd partition (80 out of 100GB are being used) as Bootdisk

 

Since both partitions on external drive is almost full, whenever I backup with TimeMachine, it says it deleted

an older version to make room for latest backup.

 

Question:   If I buy another external harddrive, say a 2GB, do I :

 

     -Copy files from current external drive to new one, and if so how do I go about doing that?

 

     -Just put current external drive on shelf and just start using the new external drive? And if so, will

     Time Machine get confused if, in the future, I try to reconnect the older external drive to recover a file?

 

     -Other options?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)