Hardware :: Backs Up Only The Computer Files Or Data On External Hdd's Also?

Oct 24, 2009

With Time Capsule, will t back up my Mac Mini file plus the 750gb worth of media I have saved on an external HDD (Plugged into the mini Just curios as im not sure if it backs up only the computer files or data on external hdd's aswell...?

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Oct 12, 2009

Here is what I have: Macbook Pro - utilizing around 80GB of HDD. I have a large iTunes library, a small amount of Word and Excel files, very few applications (VLC, Microsoft Office, Transmission, Toast, etc.), and a large iPhoto library. I have everything backed up on a Western Digital external hard drive using Time Machine. Over the past two years, I have accumulated a lot of files and extensions that I don't need or want. I am soon going to trade for either a 15-inch MBP or an iMac. Rather than restore everything on the new machine using my Time Machine back up, I just want to start with a brand new computer. How do I get single applications from my external hard drive to the new computer? For example, I want MS Office on the new one. How do I get it over without reinstalling with the disc?

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Sep 21, 2010

I am trying to use my hard drive I have had for a couple years to back up some files on my computer, but the data I had stored on there already has disappeared. I previously had the hard drive connected to the Time Machine application, but have not used it in over a year when I received an error message trying to backup my computer using that application.

I know the data I already had on there is still on the hard drive because nearly half of the space on the drive is used up, but when I plug the hard drive in to my computer and open it there are no files to be found. I want to back up the current files on my computer, but I don't want to risk losing what I already had on the hard drive, so is there any way I can find and access the old files again?

I'll include my hardware information on here in case that helps to find a solution:
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Jan 12, 2009

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But on further inspection, time machine is backing up my entire computer every hour. How can i stop this to only back up what has changed.

Also, i want to make my external Hard Drive the main disc where everything goes, not just use it as a back up. How can i do this? I tried to do this with my iTunes library but now if i download a new track it immediately saves onto my computer hard drive.

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Apr 16, 2012

I have a iMac G5 (PPC chip) running OS 10.5.8 (256 GB HD). Hooked up to the computer is a Time Machine wireless router/backup drive (500GB). The computer HD is currently using 112 GB and the Time Machine has backed up 310 GB. 

The problem is that every hour the Time Machine starts backing up and doesn't finish for anywhere from 35 to 45 minutes, then starts again the next hour. This is getting to the point where system performance is getting very slow.  Even if there has been very little activity, the backup happens and the computer slows to a crawl Is this normal? I would hope that minor changes created during an hour would result in a very quick backup, but evidently this is not the case.

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Jun 14, 2009

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Jun 25, 2012

Since July 27th 2011 my time capsule (connecte via ethernet cable) did not back up any iMovie, Final Cut Pro nor iTunes files.But it did back up any other files. I did not exclude any of the mentioned files from backing up. 

Maybe I installed around  July 2011 an update of Mac OS, I am not sure. I have not been able to find any answer to this problem in any forum.I used disk utility to verify and repair the time capsule but it shows no problems.When I enter time machine everything greys out when I go inside the finder window to the iMovie or iTunes filkes. 

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Jan 4, 2010

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Nov 28, 2010

So I currently have a late 2008 MacBook Pro. I may be getting a new iMac for Christmas. My question is, is there a way to basically transfer all of my files/programs/etc. to the new Mac without having to reinstall everything? The iMac will become my primary computer, and the MBP will become kind of a sitting on the couch/travel computer. This is the first time I will be upgrading Macs, as the MBP was my first non-PC computer.

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Aug 4, 2009

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Apr 1, 2010

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Apr 14, 2012

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Apr 30, 2012

I have a Macbook Pro and a Macbook with Snowleopard 10.6.8 installed on both.  I back up both laptops on a single Western Digital External Hardrive configured for two partitions so that each laptop has their own Time Machine back up volume.  This external drive is connected directly to my Macbook Pro via Firewire 800 where the first partition is reserved for its time machine back up.  Therefore, my regular Macbook connects to the second partition over the local area network since I turned on file sharing for this drive. When I click and view the Macbook Pro's partition, it shows a folder called Backups.backupdb which obviously has the time machine backup contents for this laptop. 

When I click on and view the second partition for my regular Macbook which connects to it via the local area network, it shows some kind of dmg file called "John's Macbook.sparsebundle".  When I click on the file, it mounts and shows the folder Backup.backupdb which has this laptop's time machine backup contents. Why is the Macbook pro partition showing a folder where the Macbook partition shows some kind of dmg file? 

I also noticed that I can't see the time machine backup for the Macbook if I try restoring from a fresh install of Snowleopard (going through the initial setup of using the OS where it asks if you want to restore from a time machine backup).  It only shows the Macbook Pro as an availble restore option. The only way I can see the time machine back up as a restore option for the Macbook, I have to boot from the snowleopard DVD, click on Utilities from the top menu, and click on Restore System from backup. 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.0ghz, 4GB Ram

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May 13, 2012

Every time I back up to my external drive Time Machine automatically backs up the whole hard drive which is very time consuming. This happens every time I back up. It's supposed to only add new files, not do the whole thing. Haven't changed user name or any of the things mentioned in other discussions that will cause this. Does some setting need to be changed?

MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 28, 2012

Time Machine has been working flawlessly for over a year. But now something strange is happening. TM reflects changes on my 256G SSD internal drive but not my internal 1TB ATA drive. I have an iMac i7 2011. I have an external 2TB WD drive that I backup to and it's nowhere near at capacity. My 1TB ATA, under TM, shows me a state that's a few weeks old and no changes I make are backed up, even when I perform a manual backup. 

I've checked the console log. There's nothing out of the ordinary: 28/05/12 8:29:18 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]Starting standard backup28/05/12 8:29:18 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]Backing up to: /Volumes/My Book/Backups.backupdb28/05/12 8:29:19 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]No pre-backup thinning needed: 835.7 MB requested (including padding), 1.62 TB available28/05/12 8:29:23 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]Copied 383 files (75 KB) from volume iMac-HD-SSD-256GB.28/05/12 8:29:24 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]Copied 388 files (75 KB) from volume iMac-HD-ATA-1TB.28/05/12 8:29:25 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]Starting post-backup thinning28/05/12 8:29:25 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist28/05/12 8:29:25 PMcom.apple.backupd[2535]Backup completed successfully. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mar 1, 2012

The hard drive on my MacBook Pro went bad and had to be replaced.  I was told it would be simple to transfer its contents onto the new installed hard drive, but I have yet to figure it out. 

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Jun 12, 2012

I was told if I bought a new laptop I would get my data transferred from old laptop to newly bought one for free from the one on one. When ordering online I see it costs $100 to add that service. If I order online and pick up in store can i get them to transfer the data for free? Also can i buy it from the store if i want to update the harddrive option on the Macbook Pro?


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