OS X :: Wirelessly Using FireWire Drive For Time Machine Backup

Mar 23, 2009

I have a Mac Mini and a Macbook can I hook a firewire drive to my Mac Mini partition it in half and wireless use the drive as a Time Machine on my macbook or is this a shot in the dark. I just don't see myself being able to afford a time capsule.

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MacBook Pro :: Time Machine Won't Backup To External Firewire Drive

Jun 10, 2012

MacBook Pro - Time Machine won't backup to firewire external drive?

MacBook Pro

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MacBook Air :: How To Get Time Machine Backup From FireWire Disk

Mar 16, 2008

I just bought MacBook Air yesterday (the 80GB version), and love it! It makes a nice companion to my MacBook Pro. I have now one problem. How do I get my Time Machine backup from my Firewire disk to the MacBook since MBA does not have a Firewire port?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Way To Make A Backup Of Time Machine Backup On A 2nd Hard Drive?

Mar 9, 2012

Is there a way to make a backup of your Time Machine backup on a 2nd hard drive? I want to be doubly sure that my data is backed up!Right now I get an error saying that the second hard drive isn't authorized to copy my Time Machine data from the original hard drive I have set up as my Time Machine.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Hardware :: Can Time Machine Backup External Drive Attached To Time Capsule?

Mar 11, 2009

I have an external 500gb drive plugged into my brand new Time Capsule. The 500gb drive basically stores my entire library of music and my iTunes points to this external drive.

Is it possible to have time machine backup all information on the 500gb drive to the time capsule, so encase the external drive takes a dump, I don't loose my entire music library? Maybe time machine is already doing this, I am not sure.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Use FileVault To Encrypt Both Hard Drive And Time Machine Backup External Drive?

Jul 2, 2012

I would like to use FileVault to encrypt both my hard drive and time machine back up external drive. Does encryption noticeable slow down the computer.

MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Backup Data On Hard Drive When Time Machine Is Setup On External Drive?

Sep 5, 2014

Basically I have a 750GB hard drive in my Macbook Pro and over 300GB is taken up with 'BackUp' data. This is more than the total of everything I have on the drive other than that. Time Machine has always been setup on an external drive and when searching all files on the Macbook there is nothing for backup files so don't know where it is coming from.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X :: Time Machine Backup Drive On Desktop

Dec 8, 2010

I recently switched from Windows 7 to a new iMac. I connected my FreeAgent external drive and let iMac's Time Machine re-format it from windows to mac language. The backup completed, and all went well...but now there's a "Time Machine Backups" drive icon on my desktop. Does that have to be there? At first I deleted it, and the Seagate drive could no longer be recognized...so I unplugged the external drive and then plugged it back in. That did the trick, and it went back to working order. I also tried moving the backup drive icon to "Home" under "Go", and the same thing happened as when I put it in the trash. My question is, is it possible to move that drive icon from the Desktop to another place or do I just have to live with it on the Desktop?

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OS X :: Move Time Machine Backup To New Drive?

Oct 31, 2007

Is it possible to move your existing full Time Machine backup to a new drive, so you don't have to create a new full backup? Specifically, I'd like to move a sparsebundle network backup from one drive to another.

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OS X :: Time Machine Backup Of External Drive?

Nov 30, 2008

I have a 320GB internal drive and 1TB (MyBook) external drive. I recently bought a second 1TB external drive (MyVault)to use with Time Machine. I have removed the exclusion of MyBook so that Time Machine backs it up but so far it has refused to do so. It is happily backing up the internal drive. I have looked in the Mac OSX Leopard Missing Manual but still have no clue as to what I am missing. The initial setup (and backup) did not include MyBook until I discovered that I would have to remove it from the exclusions.

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OS X :: How To Use External Drive To Backup Time Machine HD

Mar 15, 2009

So I've run into a Mac issue I'm not sure how to handle. I've got a Mac Pro running Leopard. I've got 3 internal Harddrives: 1.) 250 GB (runs my OS and applications), 2.) 500 GB (where I store all my source files for my business), 3.) 750 GB (serves as the backup for Time Machine for all the files on Harddrives 1 and 2.). So I began thinking the other day. What would happen if somehow all 3 harddrives were destroyed (theft, fire, power surge, flood damage, etc.)? I would lose years worth of source files from my business (graphic and web design files mostly).

So I went and bought a 1 TB external drive today. Ideally I would like to put the external drive in another location and bring it out maybe once a week to backup the 3rd harddrive from above (the one being used for Time Machine). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to backup this harddrive...some type of program that essentially acts like Time Machine? I just basically need it to mirror my Time Machine Harddrive. I found a program named Super Duper (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/13803/superduper) not sure if anyone has had experience with it or not. I'm open to any suggestions on how to use the external harddrive to back up my Time Machine harddrive.

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MacBook :: Time Machine Backup To Another Drive

Aug 13, 2009

I have a backup drive in my mac pro is it possible to backup my macbook to the mac pro backup drive. Wirelessly or otherwise

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OS X :: Using The Old Drive As A USB Backup Disk For Time Machine?

Aug 18, 2009

I'm interested in replacing my 250GB HDD for a 80GB SSD. I want to use the old drive as a USB backup disk for Time Machine, but is 5400 RPM fast enough for this?

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Mac Pro :: Reinstall Boot Drive - Backup From Time Machine?

Oct 25, 2010

I got the fatal folder with with question mark and grinding sound of the hard drive when starting my 2008 Mac Pro this weekend. After some diagnostics it was obvious the Hard Drive is dead, of course its the main drive that runs the OS and all my apps. I am picking up a new drive today and was wondering the best approach to get it up and running again. Everying it is backed-up on my external drive through Time Machine. Since the drive is dead I can't use a copy cloner to the new drive. Would I install the the hardrive and start the Mac Pro to boot off the Leopard CD, intall that and then try to run the backup from Time Machine?

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OS X :: Can't Read Previous Time Machine Backup Drive

Feb 26, 2009

I filled up a 250gb My Book external drive using Time Machine. Replaced it with 500gb My Book and now can't read the old 250gb one when I reconnect it. My iMac doesn't recognize it. (I lost a large picture folder that is now only on the 250gb drive).

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OS X :: External Hard Drive For Time Machine Backup?

Mar 29, 2009

I was thinking of getting an external hard drive for use with Time Machine. On Amazon I found a Seagate 1.5 TB unit for $129. However there is a similar model "for the mac" for $192. I am wondering if the cheaper unit would work, or if the one for 50% has some indispensable feature.

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Hardware :: Time Machine Backup On External Drive?

Jun 28, 2009

i was backing up my macbook nightly up until a few months ago but then stopped.

i want to wipe the external drive im using and start all over with fresh back ups. can anyone explain to me how i can do all this? i completely cant remember how i did it first time around!

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Hardware :: Time Machine Backup To A Network Drive?

Aug 28, 2009

I was wondering if it is possible to back up using time machine to a network drive such as [URL] If so could you tell me how to do so?

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OS X :: 250gb Usb Hard Drive Enough For Time Machine Backup?

Oct 29, 2009

I may need to take my new 27" iMac in for a replacement and only have with me a 250gb usb hard drive. I have used 182gb's of space on my iMac as of right now. Should I be OK for this one back up? While on the subject, what size external back drive should I be looking at?

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OS X :: Will Time Machine Backup Hard Drive Completely?

Dec 26, 2009

Time machine only backs up the changing files in Mac. I want to use Time machine so it can back up my drive completely. From my music to pictures, to Apps to settings. I have a Case sensitive structure and I am about to format it to a non-case sensitive. And I want to back up everything. Is time machine a program for me?

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Mac Pro :: Backup Hard Drive Decision For Time Machine Only

May 6, 2010

I'd like to add a backup HD to my Mac Pro. Not with the intention of doing a RAID set up, but rather just for Time Machine. The two drives in my line of sight are the...

WD Caviar Green 1T
( http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=763 )
and the
Hitachi Desk Star 7K1000.C
( http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/sit...star/7K1000.C/ )

I know there's the Caviar Black, as well,, that has a 5 year warranty as opposed to each of the above's 3 year. But I hear its on the loud side, and since it won't be running much more than every other week I don't see the need for the added performance. But perhaps the 5 year warranty alone is worth it. I'm also aware that the Caviar Green will spin at 54K, and that Hitachi is at 72K. Again, the intent and purpose is to be that of a backup HD.

I have a friend that works in Google's server R&D department that swears by Hitachi (based on their excessive testing standards). But I have no experience with Hitachi. So I'm looking for a few more real world stories on what you all are currently experiencing. My main concern is which will be the least problematic over the long haul. I am not interested in Seagate's, nor Samsung's.

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OS X :: Backup To Drive Through Time Machine And Internet Connection?

Jul 6, 2010

As it's a always a good idea to have an 'off site' backup. I thought of buying an external HD, setting it up at a family members house and backing up to it through time machine and an internet connection. I would prefer not to pay for a costly 'remote backup' subscription. Could someone guide me through the steps necessary to make this happen. Or suggest an alternative approach to automatically backing up offsite? One problem I can foresee is the large volumes of data involved, pictures, video etc. (even though I could do the initial backup through a 'hard-wired' connection.)

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MacBook Pro :: Using Time Machine Backup Drive For Cloning?

Apr 18, 2012

I've just bought a new 500GB HD to put into my MacBook Pro. I was wondering is it possible to use my Time Machine backup drive to clone my existing drive onto the new 500GB drive? Then everything should be exactly how it already is?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Indicates 4TB Needed To Backup 1TB Drive?

May 9, 2012

I have a 1 TB drive in in my iMac that was recently replaced. The restored data uses about 850GB. I have been using a 2TB drive as a Time Machine backup drive. With the new internal drive in the iMac, TM said that it couldn't back up the drive,  that 4.91TB were needed, and only 2TB available. I reformated the TM drive and I get the same error message. How can a 1TB no longer be backed up on 2TB?

iMac (24-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Yosemite :: 10.10 / Doing Backup - Time Machine Will Not Allow This Hard Drive

Dec 8, 2014

I am doing a backup prior to my first ever format & reinstall. Time Machine will not allow my use of this external hard drive that I had previously used for a Time Machine backup . Time Machine says, " The backup disk is not in Mac OS Extended ( journaled) Format, which is required." how do I change it to Extended (journaled) Format?

Yes the external hard drive in question is meant for Mac.

(Late 2009 Mackbook6,1 w/Yosemite 10.10.1)

MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), OS X Yosemite (10.10), 1T SSHD

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OS X Mavericks :: Change Name Of Time Machine Backup Drive?

Aug 28, 2014

How do you change the name of the Time Machine backup drive? I'm backing up to an external hard drive with name "untitled." I'd like to change name of the drive, but if I physically change the name on the desktop, Time Machine tells me that it cannot find the backup drive.

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Applications :: Time Machine Taking Long Time To Backup - Changing Backup Time?

Dec 11, 2009

I have looked into this a lot already. It is to much that Time Machine backs up every single hour! It would be nice to set it to something like 3 or 5 hours. I have tried a 3rd party app to do this, but... If my computer was off or asleep when it was supposed to back up, it would get an error. It would not just do the backup when i turned it on or when it came out of sleep like stock Time Machine does. I have also seen a way to change the time incraments in the Terminal.(I am very good with it, not a noob) I have tried this and it screws up time machine completely. Maybe it does not work with the newest OS X. By the way... I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, got it 2 months ago.

Does anyone know a solid 3rd party app, that will work seamlessly. Or has anyone changed the time in Terminal and are currently using something different than 1 hour. There is a lot of examples online, but I would like the codeing that you literally used.

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OS X :: Unable To Write To NTSF Drive After Time Machine Backup

Jan 7, 2011

I've purchased a 2TB external drive, I downloaded and installed macfuse and ntfs-3g AND tuxera ntfs and I formatted the drive to ntfs. Everything was working perfectly (reading and writing) until I unplugged the drive form my computer. So when I plugged the drive back in, it could only read and no longer can write information.

What is going on? I didn't even turn off my computer, the only thing I did was backup my computer with time machine (onto a separate drive not the NTFS one) and plug the new drive back in. I've reinstalled all 3 programs and restarted my computer but nothing seems to be working.

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OS X :: Time Machine Setup - Backup On External Drive Partition

Nov 15, 2008

How do you set up, step by step, Time Machine? I want to create a partition on my external HDD (40GB in size, 120GB capacity) and have it back up to that partition. Is it possible? I only use around <30GB so I figure 10GB extra space is more than enough.

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OS X :: Unable To Backup Time Machine On LaCie External Drive?

Aug 2, 2009

Time machine is having problems backing up to my La Cie drive. It will start and then show the progress, but it stalls at a very low #(256 kb, for example).

Left it to do its stuff overnight and it never budged. Pulled this off of the console (after reading some other posts). Not sure if this is associated w/the problem, though.

8/2/09 10:28:45 AM mds[34] (Error) Import: importer:0x872000 Importer start failed for 89 (kr:268435459 (ipc/send) invalid destination port)

This error was reported pretty much every 4 seconds.

I erased and reformatted (mac os extended, journaled) the La Cie but that did not seem to work.

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