Time Machine: is backup on two drives possible (at different times)?

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turreypond
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Time Machine: is backup on two drives possible (at different times)?
Sep 1, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro, running Lion 10.7.4, and I purchased a portable hard-drive to run with Time Machine. It appears to work just fine, and decided to purchase a second portable drive to "guarantee" I have everything I need in case the computer (or the first backup HD) crashes. When I plug the original backup drive in (USB) Time Machine recognizes it. However, when I plug the new HD in, the drive's icon appears on the desktop...but Time Machine does not recognize it.

Bottom-line, while I have NO intention of plugging both drives in simultaneously, is it possible to run Two different drives in Time Machine at different times? Thanks in advance!

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