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USING TIME MACHINE ON WINDOWS SIDE

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I have partitioned my Macbook Pro because there are some windows programs I must run on it. I am purchasing an external hard drive. Will Time Machine also work for the Windows side of my Mac?
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    Apr 6, 2011 9:00 AM (in response to RJA12)
    RJA12 wrote:
    Will Time Machine also work for the Windows side of my Mac?


    no.

    you will need to use something like [Winclone|http://www.tuaw.com/2007/12/22/winclone-backup-your-boot-camp-partition> or [Casper|http://www.fssdev.com> to back up your winsloth installation.
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  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,045 points)
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    Apr 6, 2011 9:06 AM (in response to Jolly Giant)
    Jolly Giant wouldn't using a virtualization program with its own virtual hard disk file be backed up by Time Machine?

    Boot Camp may not work, but I think Virtualbox and Parallels would work that way.
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Apr 6, 2011 9:16 AM (in response to a brody)
    The virtual disk for any of the virtualization solutions such as Parallels or Vbox is a standard Mac file, so those will indeed be backed up by Time Machine. It's not very practical, though, since just about any operation in Windows makes the disk file appear to have changed, causing Time Machine to back it up. Since those virtual disk files tend to be quite large, that makes for a lot of TM activity often for a very tiny actual change. VM virtual disks are best backed up by other solutions which don't automatically back up on any file change, if using a Mac backup solution, or by using a Windows backup solution from within the virtual machine.

    Regards.

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  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    Apr 6, 2011 9:15 AM (in response to a brody)
    a brody wrote:
    Jolly Giant wouldn't using a virtualization program with its own virtual hard disk file be backed up by Time Machine?


    yes.

    Boot Camp may not work, but I think Virtualbox and Parallels would work that way.


    since the OP said he/she partitioned the boot drive, i assumed he/she is using BC. but i could be wrong ...
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  • JDIV Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to RJA12)

    What if you partitioned the drive [NTFS] and used Paragon NTFS to mount the drive. Couldn't you potentially use TM to backup that drive as well?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to JDIV)

    Did you happen to notice the date of the other posts in this thread?

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