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Orngarth

 
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I have four macs each running 10.5 but each is also a different kind of mac (one iMac, a G4 PowerMac, a new Intel PowerMac, and a MacBook). What's the most space-efficient way to back them all up to a single Time Capsule? I'll run out of space on the TC if I back up everything from all of them into separate backup files.

I was thinking I could back up the system files that are common to all of them in one backup file, and the files that are unique to each system to separate backup files. Is there an easy way to tell time machine to do this? I know I can specify which folders I want to back up, but I don't know the extent to which different parts of the directory tree contain common vs. unique files.

Alternatively, is there an easy way to tell TM to just back up everything that isn't on the Leopard installation disk?
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