I have a Macbook Pro, and today I got an external hard drive. I was asked if I want to make that HD my Time Machine backup.
My question is: If I have Time Machine on that HD, but I want to access those files on different machines, can I do that? Or do I need to transfers the files normally?
Second Question: Does the Time Machine takes to much space from my external hard drive?
asked May 09 '11 at 21:11
I always partitioned my HDD to the size of my MBP's internal drive, then left the rest of the space on another partition for my personal stuff. That's an easy way for the space issue. Just make the partition a few GB larger than your internal drive's capacity.
As I remember, Time Machine lays the files on the drive as they are on your internal--it doesn't lump them together with a new file format, like Windows does to their backups. Don't get me started. Ugh.
answered May 10 '11 at 13:22