I recently learned of the Time Machine Backup Volume feature and have a few questions.
(1) Once the backup volume is created, is it fixed, or can it be increased as I increase HDD capacity?
(2) Besides lack of encryption and the safety of limiting Time Machine’s size, are there other drawbacks to just having the Time Machine folder in my regularly formatted Drobo root directly?
(3) Is there a HPS and NTFS distinction that factors into this decision? Not fully versed on the distinction…
I work with stupid amounts of data and my Time Machine volume is 55TBs and growing, so the ability to allow my Time Machine to grow with my Drobo’s capacity is way more important than having encryption and a safety net for the backups to not creep beyond. I already have a safety net via the light indicators on the Drobo. When it nears capacity I take note of the yellow light and pop in another drive well before it goes red. I also periodically check into the Dashboard App so I’m on top of monitoring capacity. Otherwise enabling Drobo’s TimeMachine feature limits me at the less than the current capacity, right?
Thanks very much for reading and answering. Hopefully this helps others in the future…