Timemachine and External HD challenges
I wanted to backup my my Macbook using Timemachine, but I am experiencing a few challenges that I need some help with.
I currently have an external HD that is NTFS format. I recently installed Paragon NTFS for Mac and that program has been working like a charm. However, when I try to use Timemachine with my drive, my Mac acknowledges the HD but I get a message telling me that I need to format the drive. The problem is that I have a over close to 180GBs of data already backup from my PC on it that I can't get rid of.
Is there any other way I can back up my Mac using Timemachine on to my NTFS drive?
Is there anyway that I can format and partition my external drive while preserving the data that I already have on it?. Ideally, if it would be great have a 50-50 NTFS-FAT32 partition.
Or... can someone suggest where I can rent an external HD to temporarily store my existing data and reformat my using my 50-50 strategy?
Thanks and happy holidays to all!