I am planning to get a external HDD for time machine backups for 2 macbook pros.

  • Can both of them backup to the same HDD
  • Can the disk be time machine encrypted and still be accessible to both?

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Yes you can do that. Just divide the disk into two partitions and you are done.

The Disk Utility app provided by Apple with your Mac can be used to create partitions.

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