Backing up external hard drive with Time Machine

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Questions thread
OP offtheback Contributing Member • Posts: 956
Re: Backing up external hard drive with Time Machine

Basalite wrote:

offtheback wrote:

I have a 2008 IMAC with 350GB HD that is filling up.I have a 2TB external HD for backup of Mac HD.Also have a 750 GB Lacie HD idle.I would like to transfer photo files to 2 TB HD work on them there and back them up on the 750 GB HD(sufficient capacity for now)automatically using Time Machine.Can this be done?Thanks.

Have you considered upgrading your 2008 iMac? I still have my 2008 iMac and I upgraded the drive to an SSD, but you could always stick a 2 TB drive in there, and maxed out the ram to 6 gigs. It's not hard at all to do. There are plenty of good tutorials on YouTube.

Even though I now own a new 2012 iMac the 2008 iMac now works so well it is literally like a new computer. The difference is remarkable and should make its new owner very happy when I sell it.

I have upgraded to 6 gb and didn't notice any improvement from 4gb.The ssd is tempting-didn't know it was easy though that's a relative term in my world.Also at 5 years old was thinking there are things to go wrong aside from the hd.Thanks for the plan.

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