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    Time Machine: Restoring a Mac that operates over 2 partitions?
    I've just replaced the optical drive with an SSD, so now I have the usual setup of an SSD with the OS and apps and then a data 1TB drive.

    So I like to use Time Machine, and I know how to get the back up done, but what happens if I ever need to restore? Is TM smart enough to restore tonthe right drives/partitions correctly?

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    Did you move your home folder to the 2nd drive and set that up properly? - how to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Did you move your home folder to the 2nd drive and set that up properly? - how to.
    I'm going to do that now :p

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    Followed the instructions but could not get that to work, so have just moved my big documents manually and left some bits on the SSD.

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    Multiple-Partition Time Machine backups & recoveries?

    I've always TM'ed single-partition installs. But now I have an SSD & HDD combo inside a MBP. I understand that I can do the backup, but what happens if I have a failure and need to recover from scratch. How does the recovery go? Do I get options for recovering the data correctly to the 2 drives/partitions?

    Can't think of a way to try this myself without flipping a coin on losing my setup

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