BACKGROUND: A senior APPL tech stated that partitioning is no longer necessary in some instances. With her guidance over the phone, she seemingly configured my computer in that manner.
QUESTION: Re. Big Sur on MacBook Air, how does the user set up the operating system in order to utilize an external SSD to function as a 1) Time Machine backup AND 2) to archive files for long-term.
[Note: I know your “strict” approach to archiving, etc. and respect your opinion. My computer use and needs are far less sophisticated, and my risk avoidance level is low, as my performance is independent.]
Understanding why and how is a vital part of my mind set