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Time Machine for Storage and Backup?


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Dear All,

Is there any way to get my external hard drive to act as both a storage space (video, etc.) and for backing up my hard drive. Or do I need to look into getting a separate external hard drive to store the video on?

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If you open the root of the backup drive, you should see a single folder that TM uses. You can use the drive normally. Just don't go into that backup folder.

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You could also just partition the drive - 1 section for time machine, 1 for your own storage. This is what I did, and it's working great.

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How much space is recommended for Time Machine?
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You could also just partition the drive - 1 section for time machine, 1 for your own storage. This is what I did, and it's working great.
A good idea, but it locks you into how much space either partition can use. What if TM needs more? What if you want to squeeze an extra video on temporarily?

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How much space is recommended for Time Machine?
I don't know the official spec, but I'd say at least your 150% you're internal's drive. I doubled mine... the internal is a 250.
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