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    Hi

    I just puchased a second 1tb external hdd to use with time machine, but when i plug it in it wants to backup everything on my macbook pro - 480gb worth.

    I know this is what its designed to do, but my first 1tb hdd which i used for time machine also currently has my latest backup on it and is now full.

    Therefor how do I tell my second hdd to backup current files to date, since my last backup is on my first drive. Does this make sense. If so please help!

    Ben.

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    Ben, Welcome to the Forum. Have a look at SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner - both allow Smart Updates which may suit you better for your second drive.
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    +1one for both SD and CCC , but you should only need one drive for TM as it will delete the oldest back-ups when it gets full and needs more room there by just keeping the latest back-ups.

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