1169 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2009 2:30 PM by Pondini
TM can backup both computers to the same drive provided you can connect the drive to each computer when you wish to do a backup. When you connect the drive to your iMac, OS X will ask if you want to use it for TM backups. Respond OK and TM preferences will open. Configure TM to backup to the connected drive. The only caveat is to use a different Computer Name for each computer. The Computer Name can be edited in Sharing preferences.
Note that a TM backup drive should have a capacity at least twice that of the drive or drives you backup with TM.
To add to Kappy's excellent advice, I'd strongly suggest partitioning the drive, so TM on each Mac has it's own, exclusive space. See #4 and 5 in the Frequently Asked Questions *User Tip* at the top of this forum.