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10.5: Use multiple Time Machine disks for redundancy (or in conjunction with Time Capsule)
Authored by: seahermit on Jun 04, '09 08:51:02AM

I do this actually - but for a slightly different reason... I have a Time Capsule at home, but when I'm away (for work or holiday) I use a little USB drive and point Time Machine to that - works really well.

One thing I have noticed, is that if it's been a few weeks between using the other disk (last time this was after 5 weeks) the backup took a while as it had to do a deep node traversal, which meant Time Machine had lost track (for that drive) of which files had changed. This has happened a few times now after swapping, so I'd probably suggest swapping around the week frequency as suggested.

Also, that means that if one of your disks does blow up, you'll only lose a week at most! :)



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