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    Time Machine Question
    So I have a 2011 iMac which has a 1TB external hooked up to it for TimeMachine. I am planning to purchase a macbook soon and I was wondering if it would be possible for the macbook to use the same drive to store TimeMachine backups while having it remain connected to the iMac?
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    would prefer separate external drive for each machine. in case things go wrong, easier to control.

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    I understand that, but I just want to know if it's possible to do that.
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    is mixing apples with oranges, can not think of a better way.
    may be some one can give you better ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StMFA View Post
    I understand that, but I just want to know if it's possible to do that.
    You could partition the drive but I personally would not rely on it just incase both machines tried to access the drive at the same time .

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