I have a Photos library on my Mac, which I want to move to an external hard drive in order to save space on my computer's internal hard drive.

I want to move the library to the same drive I use for Time Machine backups.

However, this link says it cannot be done: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201517.

  1. You can't move your library to a disk that's used for Time Machine backups.

But I assume that means the same volume. If I were to add a second partition to the disk, just for file storage – leaving the first partition for Time Machine backups – would I be able to move the Photos library to this second partition, as well as other files like iTunes library and documents?


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