OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can Disconnect The External Hard Drive Even If Time Machine Is Set To Backup Every So Often

Feb 10, 2012

I noticed that Time Machine backs up the system ever so often.  What happens if I disconnect the external hard drive I'm using as the back up and Time Machine tries to initiate a back up?  Will it corrupt anything?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Backup To External Hard Drive?

Apr 27, 2012

I used my external hard drive to store important documents off of my previous Mac.  None of these documents are on my new Mac.  Will I lose these docs if Time Machine backs up to this external hard drive?  Will Time Machine save over those docs?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Won't Backup My External Hard Drive

May 15, 2012

I am trying to get Time Machine to backup my external hard drive. I have the external drive formated as Mac OS Extended (journaled) and I have also removed the drive from the Excluded list.I put some 'test' files on the external drive and told TM to do a backup and when it is finished the only way I can see my external hard drive in TM is if it is connected to the computer. It doesn't seem to be backed up anywhere in TM that I can see.


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Mar 19, 2012

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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.

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Mar 29, 2009

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Sep 16, 2009

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OS X :: Setting Time Machine To Backup External Hard Drive

Jan 26, 2010

Can I setup time machine to backup an external hard drive if I have another external hard drive? I don't have any files on my laptop but on an external hard drive. Or will time machine only work on files in the internal disk.

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Hardware :: External Hard Drive For Backup With Time Machine?

Jul 25, 2010

I have an airport extreme base station. I was wondering that if I buy an external hard drive to backup wirelessly with time machine, will that external stay on all the time? is there a way to control when the external powers up and down? or does that depend on the make and model of the external?

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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.

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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.

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OS X :: Time Machine To Backup Data Without Formatting External Hard Drive

Jun 26, 2009

Can I use time machine to back up my data without formatting the external hard drive .. If not please let me know if there is a way to back up to hard drive without using time machine.. Thank you

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MacBook Pro :: How To Get Photos Off Old Time Machine Backup From External Hard Drive

Jun 17, 2014

Is there a way to get my photos off an old time machine backup from an external hard drive?

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Hardware :: External Hard Drive - Time Machine Backup - Ended Up Freezing My Mac

Sep 7, 2009

Recently this external hard drive I have spun down right in the middle of a Time Machine backup. It ended up freezing my Mac for a second so I turned it off only to have it come up saying it was corrupt and needed a format. I did that and it seemed to work fine only to see it would never eject (it had nothing on it but it claimed programs were using it) so I was forced again to shut it off without ejecting.

This time I turned it back on and it didn't (and still doesn't) appear for about 15 mins.. now SL says "Can't be read" and when I go to disk utility it just shows the drive (no volumes, everything like partioning and erasing is all greyed out)

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Hardware :: Backup Time Machine Over Network / Connected External Hard Drive?

Jul 21, 2010

I'm trying to backup the contents of my MacBook Pro wirelessly to an external hard drive that is connected to a Mac Mini in my living room. All the tutorials I've read say to create a sparsebundle file with the same name as the one that's found in the folder of your Time Machine backup.

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MacBook Pro :: Set Up Time Machine To Backup To An External Hard Drive On Wireless Router?

Jun 14, 2012

I have just set up an external hard drive to my wireless router and am now wanting to set up Time Machine to back up to the hard drive.  I can see the hard drive in Finder and can even send files to it manually.  I just don't see in setting up Time Machine any option to backup to that hard drive. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine; Just  Installed An 1 TB External Backup Drive?

Mar 30, 2012

I just installed a Lacie 1TB P'9231, with the instruction from Apple Tech Support. 

Still my back ups are failing.  I have 625MB available, but it says back up requires 45.3GB of space.  What do I do?

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Time Machine Won't Exclude Hard Drive From Backup / Grayed Out

Jun 23, 2014

I am backing up my data from my mac book pro for a second time. I plug in my external, and it says it doesn't have enough memory to back up my computer. I have 1 TB hard drive and used about 650 MB for the first back-up. Obviously I don't have enough to back up everything for a second time. I just want to back up the new stuff. When I go to exclude the current external from the new back up, it's grayed out. Do I have to delete the contents of the hard drive and re-back up the entire computer?

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OS X :: Time Machine - MBP - Disconnect While Backup Running?

Aug 13, 2009

Instead of Time Capsule or a NAS, I've decided to just use an external Firewire 1TB external drive to backup my MBP with 500Gb drive. Does Time Machine run 100% in the background? I'm concerned that I may want to disconnect my external drive at a time when Time Machine running a backup. How do I know when Time Machine is backing up and when it's finished? Are you expected to wait for Time Machine to complete before disconnecting, or are there some smarts built in to Time Machine to account for this?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Accessing Files On An External Hard Drive?

May 25, 2012

I backed up my iMac desktop at work onto an external hard drive.  I can see the files, but they are all locked.  When I go to open, I receive the following message "The folder (whatever the name is) can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents."  I understand that the system I want to transfer to is different, but is there -- shouldn't there be an override asking for the password. 

Since I am the administrator to both systems, I would hope I could see the documents that I created. 

Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Sep 11, 2014

Since the harddrive of my IMac was full, I added an external harddrive to the system for my photos. I use another external harddrive for time machine back-ups (backing up both the IMac and external harddrive with my iPhoto libraries). Recently the EHD with my photo libraries crashed. I now want to restore it from time machine onto a new external harddrive, but am not quite sure how to do this.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Identity Of The Backup Disk Has Changed On External HD Time Machine Backup

Apr 30, 2012

I have a external HD which has always worked fine under snow leopard. Since upgrading to lion I keep getting the following message The identity of the backup disk has changed since the previous backup.The disk may have been replaced or erased, or someone may be trying to trick your computer into backing up to the wrong disk. And after this the drive disappears from the desktop appearing agian only after restart. What can I do do rectify this? Delete and re-intialise the drive?

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MacBook Pro :: Using Time Machine On External Hard Drive/Time Machine Error Code - 43

Aug 23, 2010

I was trying to set up my Time Machine to an external hard drive. I didn't continue because it asked to "initialize" the hard drive which I had a lot of important things on.

I have another external hard drive I'd like to use but, my Time Machine has this error code of -43. What is this and how can I use my Time Machine on another external hard drive?

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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 :: Backup With Time Machine On Two Separate External Hard Drives?

Dec 27, 2008

I have an external hard drive that I use with my MBP at work. I'd like to buy another external hard drive to keep at home an also use with Time Machine to backup when at home. Will this work with 10.5.6? What I mean is, will Time Machine work if I plug in another hard drive at home, and still work when I plug in my other drive at work?

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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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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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