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1854 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2010 6:04 AM by Jolly Giant
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2010 5:26 AM (in response to SKYTORT)Time Machine does not need to 'own' the whole drive, it just creates a folder on the drive to store the backups. Just be mindful of the amount of space you use, as the TM backups may take a fairly considerable amount of space. As long as you keep note of that, you can use the remaining space as you like.Mac mini 1.25 GHz PPC, Mac mini 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Mac OS X (10.4.11 on PPC mini)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2010 5:43 AM (in response to Euchre)Thanks for the quick response. I figured this would be the case, but better to ask the experts!
CheersMacbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2010 6:04 AM (in response to SKYTORT)you might want to consider partitioning your drive, one for TM backups and one for other stuff.
see these user tips: http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/3.html and http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/6.html
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