Thread: Two into One back-up
04-07-2014, 04:54 PM #1
Two into One back-up
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- May 02, 2011
Hey guys, I have a bit of an issue....
I have a Macbook Pro 2011, my wife and I have seperate iTunes so we use the same Mac on different log-ins. We have a ton of files (Mostly photos) on both sides of the Mac that I want to back up. I have just taken delivery of a WD My Passbook 2tb.
I was just going to use Time Machine but it seems that wont work the way I want.
Any suggestions on how i can do this or do I need a second hard drive?
04-07-2014, 06:20 PM #2
- Member Since
- Jan 20, 2012
- North Carolina
- MBP 13" (2013); 8 GB RAM; SSD 256 GB; OS 10.12
For myself (MBPro & iMac), I have each on TM w/ separate external HDs - usually recommended to devote the entire drive to a single TM backup. Also, I do bootable clones of each machine using Carbon Copy Cloner (have 2 partitions on another external HD). Finally, for our personal files (pics/music/documents), I have another smaller external SSD for my laptop & use Carbonite (online) for my wife's iMac.
SO, I'd certainly use your current WD for a TM backup, and then at least another external HD (or USB drives of appropriate size) to duplicate backup of your personal files; and you might want to look into the cloning options - plenty of info here - Dave
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