limiting time machine

Mike Adams

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As I understand it Time Machine will back up all attached drives. Is there a way to limit it to backing up just the hard drive in your machine?
 

Captain Code

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Click the options button in Time Machine setup in System Preferences and add the drives you don't want to back up to the part that days "Do not back up"
 

Mike Adams

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Thanks Captain: I haven't installed leopard yet, so I didn't know about the options. Some of the reviews made it sound as if you had no choice.
 

fryke

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You do have a choice, just as the Captain explained. However: You might want to partition that external drive where you want TimeMachine to store its backups if you want to use it for other purposes than the backup, because TimeMachine will simply "eat it all" over time. (I wish TimeMachine had a button to restrict it to a certain amount of space...)
 
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