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Configuring Time Machine

This article will discuss configuring Time Machine with a local hard drive.

Configuring Time Machine Locally

  1. First plug in your external drive to the computer. (firewire is preferable, but both usb and firewire work)
  2. Make sure your drives are partitioned. (See Partitioning Hard Drives for more details)
  3. If the drive is partitioned and in the mac, it should prompt you, yes or no, if you want to use the external drive as a backup.
  4. If that does not occur, go to Applications>Time Machine and run (double click) the program.
  5. Once Time Machine launches click the button, Select Backup Disk…
  6. In the new window, choose which drive you want to back up to.
  7. Done.