OS X Yosemite :: Not Enough Space On SSD Drive To Import Data From Time Machine Backup?

Dec 2, 2014

I just got a new 256GB SSD drive for my mac, I want to import my data from time machine backup, but its larger than 256GB since it used to be on my old optical drive. How can I import my latest backup keeping out some big files on the external drive?

MacBook Pro, iOS 8.1.1

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MacBook Pro :: Time Machine Backup Fails Due To Lack Of Space, Although Plenty Of Space Available On External Drive?

Mar 14, 2012

I've bought a 1 TB iomega ego mac edition II external fire wire drive. Once connected it asked whether i want to create a password and whether i want my data encrypted, to which i answered yes. Then a time machine backup started and failed after backing up 5.25 GB out of 39 GB of my data with the following error: "The backup disk ran out of space unexpectedly. Time Machine will try to make more space available by removing expired backups during the next scheduled backup". When i look at time machine it shows there is 994.29 GB available on iomega ego drive. The drive then went into: "Encrypting Backup Disk" message and it takes forever.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), 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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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 Yosemite :: Time Machine And Backup Drive Not Recognized And Do Not Work After Update

Dec 8, 2014

After I upgraded to Yosemite, my MAC Time Machine backup drive is no longer recognized and the process freezes when I try to re-install the drive from the drive's software. 

MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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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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OS X :: Time Machine Backup After HD Replacement / Redundent Backup Going Take Up Space

Jan 11, 2011

I just replaced the stock 160GB HD in my unibody macbook with a WD Blue Scorpio 640GB HD. I used Super Duper to clone the old drive to the new one, approximately 115 GB.

Now Time Machine wants to backup the full 115GB to my Time Capsule, which kinda sucks because it's going to be a redundent backup that's gonna take up over a 10th of my TC's space. Is there any way to avoid this and still use Time Machine?

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Applications :: How To Import Time Machine Backup Onto Laptop

Mar 3, 2009

I have a hard drive that has backed up my desktop computer using time machine. My desktop computer is now on it's way to my new location, and in the meantime I'd like to put all the backed up stuff onto my laptop. How do I load all the time machine stuff onto the laptop? Is there a way of like, important it all, or do I have to go in and just manually copy over whatever I want?

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MacBook Pro :: Import Only Bookmarks From Time Machine Backup?

May 5, 2012

I had to format my MBP and hence took a complete backup of my machine. Now I'd like to retrieve ONLY the Bookmarks from the backup that exists on my external HD that was backed up using Time Machine. Is there a way I can do that? 

To extend this original question, I want to retrieve only selected items from the backup viz. Only my data Only some applications, Only the text written in sticky notes in widgets, Only data in my Address book etc. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Intel Core i7, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Import To Mail From Time Machine Backup?

May 14, 2012

I upgraded to Lion after doing a Time Machine backup.  Entourage is now not supported and I'm up and running on Mail except I don't have my old e-mails that I stored in subfolders.  Many were important/current items

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Import Mailboxes Into Mail From Time Machine Backup

Jun 6, 2012

I am trying to import my mailboxes into Mail from my time machine backup but it doesn't work. The backup is from 10.5 and I am now on 10.7. I can't access the old computer I only have time machine. I would also like to import my Address Book contacts.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Time Machine Backup Need More Space Than Available

Sep 6, 2010

My MBP has a 500GB HDD and I have about 70GB free. My backup drive is also a 500GB HDD and has been erased. I chose the drive for my Time Machine backup but it fails and Time Machine says it needs 507GB when the estimated was only 429GB. Why does it need the additional 80GB?

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IMac :: Time Machine Says I Don't Have Enough Space For A Backup?

Nov 18, 2010

I have done a clean install of Snow Leopard and used migration assistant with time machine to bring system back to original state. My problem is time machine now says I don't have enough space for a backup. The iMac has a new hard drive so I am not sure what is going on. I could always Format and restart TM but I am not real happy about trying that. It will be may last resort.

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OS X :: Time Machine HDD Space Requirement For Backup?

Jun 22, 2010

May I know if lets say the size of my MBP's HDD is 500gb, must i get a bigger hdd just so time machine can work or i can just get another 500gb?

reason for asking is because, due to those computer calculation etc, the external harddisk maybe a couple of mbs smaller than that of the internet harddisk.

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OS X :: Finding Appropriate Hdd Space For Time Machine Backup?

Jun 26, 2010

What should the optimum space of my external HD be, in order to keep my Timemachine backup in? My MBPros HD is 185GB, how big should the external drive in which the TM backup will be made? And why?

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OS X :: Time Machine Eating Disk Space / Eat GB's Of Hard Disk Space While Preparing Backup

Dec 11, 2009

whenever I run Time Machine on my PowerBook G4 (1.5 Ghz / 1Gb RAM / OSX 10.5.8) it will eat up GB's of hard disk space while 'preparing the backup'. After that it finishes the backup, but I don't get the space back. I'm talking about the internal HD, not the external target disk of course. Does Time Machine use the space to generate some temporary files? Any ideas how I can get my disk space back

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OS X Yosemite :: Cannot Access Backed Up Data On Time Machine

Dec 3, 2014

I recently upgraded to Yosemite on my iMac and now I can not access backed up data on my time machine.  Time Machine will open normal, but does not allow me to click on different favorites to the left in Finder.  I tried my other iMac which was also upgraded to Yosemite and even though this Mac is connected to the time machine via cable, I still can not access favorites in Finder.  Seems like Time Machine is frozen.

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MacBook Pro :: How Much Space Required For Time Machine Backup

Aug 28, 2010

i was wondering how much space should i partition for my time machine backups on my 500 GB external drive. I currently use about 120 GB of my 320 GB internal MBP hard drive. Would 350 GB be enough for my time machine backups? Or more or less. What did you guys do?

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MacBook Pro :: How Much Space Does A Time Machine Backup Require

Jan 4, 2011

I have a 15" MBP with a 250GB HDD. I have about 150 gigs free, so obviously only 100 gigs are in use. So if I use my external HDD to backup to Time Machine, will I only need 100 gigs of it, or will Time Machine need the full 250GB for the backup?

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OS X Yosemite :: Time Machine Won't Backup MacBook Air

Nov 30, 2014

I have a Mac Book Air with Yosemite installed. I also have Time Machine backing up to a Time Capsule. Plus, two other Macs are backing up to the Time Capsule. The problem I am having is that the Mac Book Air backups are not working.  It keeps say "Preparing Backup" then after a while it says "Stopped".  I have tried deleting the "In Progress File" but this has not worked.  The other backups on the other machines seem to be working fine.

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OS X Yosemite :: Time Machine Backup Frequency

Dec 10, 2014

Is there a way to modify the frequency of Time Machine backups without just turning it off for a period of time. I.E., can I tell TM to backup every 3 hours instead of every hour? Running Yosemite 10.10.1 on iMac (27-inch, Late 2013).

iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X Yosemite :: Time Machine Backup Is Incomplete

Dec 1, 2014

I have a Mac Book Air that has been backing up to a Time Capsule. I do have other Macs backing up to the Time Capsule  which work fine.  For some reason it is saying the last backup was the 9th of November.  I thought maybe this has something to do with the lack of space. So I have added another disk to the Time Machine and I am not sure whether it is backing up to this one as it is saying the "Backup is incomplete".

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OS X :: Time Machine Backup - Data Increased

Feb 11, 2009

After a catastrophic HD crash I bought a small 250GB external hard-drive an started to use Time machine. Since my Mac was freshly formatted, I tend to keep it tidy and clean and keep good track of what comes in. I noticed my time machine backing up 15 GB of data which allegedly would have been added within two days. I could absolutely not trace this on my computer nor when I compared current folder contents with the most recent backup. Downloads, Apps., System are all excluded from my time-machine and couldn't represent such a dramatic data increase on my separate HD.

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OS X :: Does Time Machine Verify Backup Data?

Oct 6, 2009

I'm doing an initial backup to a Time Capsule and I want to make sure all my data was copied successfully. Does Time Machine verify that the data was copied successfully or does it just send it and hope everything copied alright? I know this is the kind of question only the Apple developers would know for certain, but hey, sometimes folks on these forums are surprisingly knowledgeable so I figured I'd ask here.

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Applications :: Free Up Space On My Time Machine / Says Backup Full

May 5, 2009

or set it up to overwrite the oldest material.it works fine on my laptop, but i added my new imac to the time machine backup and it never works b/c it says backup full, so its yet to do a backup

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OS X Yosemite :: How To Set Up External Storage And A Time Machine Backup

Dec 6, 2014

I am trying to organize my external storage for a new iMac with an 500G SSD drive.  I have a new thunderbolt G-Raid drive and an aging Airport Time Capsule.  I was thinking of storing music and pictures, as well as a Time Machine backup of the SSD, and storing  a Time Machine backup of my music and pictures on the Time Capsule. Will I need to partition the G-Raid? 

iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), SSD drive

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OS X Yosemite :: Unable To Backup / Configure Time Machine

Dec 1, 2014

My time machine hasn't backed up since November 22. Every time it went for it's scheduled back-up it skipped and went to the next scheduled backup.  When I tried to reconfigure the time capsule it won't let me select the disk that I would like to use for the time machine.  Everything else is working fine (airport wifi at least).  Here are some screenshots:

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OS X Yosemite :: Time Machine Stalls At Preparing Backup

Dec 6, 2014

Am I understanding correctly (from reading some other discussions here) that there are issues with Time Machine back ups and Yosemite, and that it's not just me having these problems? Since I upgrade I am having major issues with wifi connection being dropped and my Time Machine hasn't performed a back up in 19 days. It looks as though it will but stalls at "preparing back up". When it finally stops I get an error message saying it can't find the disc. I've restored the Time Machine to factory settings and started over more than once but still get the same message. Am I doing something wrong or is this an Apple issue?

MacBook Pro

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OS X Yosemite :: Disk Won't Eject After Time Machine Backup

Dec 10, 2014

Each time im doing a time machine backup, the external drive does not eject, the icon becomes pale, but remains on the desktop. But when I did not just make a backup I can eject it normaly.

My disc contains two partitions, one with the backups. When my problem occurs the first partition is ejected but not the Time Machine one.

I tried to reformat the partition but the problem persists. My hard drive is a GDrive mobile usb 1 TO purchased at the apple store.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X Mavericks :: Time Machine Backup Accessible By Yosemite

Dec 4, 2014

I want to upgrade my macbook pro to Yosemite (I have mavericks installed). The Apple guy recommended me to backup. So If I backup through time machine ON my Mavericks macbook, Will I be able to restore it on Yosemite after installing it ?I am asking this because time machine captures the "look" of Mavericks and Yosemite looks different. Will the (Mavericks)backup be compatible to Yosemite ?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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