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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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?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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

May 29, 2012

from there I only need my mail messages and folders. 

How do I go about getting them on another machine (not the one that did the Time Machine backups)? 

Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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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 :: Would Time Machine Backup External Hard Drive Attached To Mac

Mar 19, 2012

I have a hard drive which is attached to my iMac 24*7. I plan to move all my movies & pictures over to it. Would the Time Machine backup (through a different hard drive) backup my Hard drive?

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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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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 V10.7 Lion :: Time Capsule, Time Machine Is Asking To Make A Full Backup?

Mar 11, 2012

I have a MacBook Air and a Time Capsule - both from november 2011.Using Time Machine is givning me som problems.It works fine for some days, an is backing up as planned.But at least 5 times since I got the Time Capsule, Time Machine is asking to make a full Backup, and when I look in Time Machine, it says that there is no "old backup". It has been runing since november 2011.When I start a new backup, as it ask for, it takes at least 24 hours to finish - some times even longer.Is this normal? If not, what do I do?

Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Applications :: Can Make A Carbon Copy Cloner And Time Machine Backup On The Same Drive?

Sep 21, 2009

Just wondering if this was possible. I only own one 500gb firewire drive and don't want the Time Machine app that came with my MBP to just sit there uselessly while I use CCC.

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Time Machine Fails Cannot Make Backup Folder

Jun 20, 2014

For the past two weeks I've been having some major issues backing up my computer with Time Machine. It's become quite a process. 

iMac 27", Mountain Lion 

I am backing up to a brand new - well bought in February, '14 - 1TB external hard drive and there is NOTHING else in there except the TM backups. 

For the past two weeks it's been failing the automatic backups. There is PLENTY of room on the drive. 

The exact error message reads:"Time Machine ErrorUnable to complete backup. An error occurred while creating the backup folderLatest successful backup: [time and day entered here]" 

To remedy this at first it was as easy as un-mounting the drive and then plugging it back in and it was fine.

Now I've got the disk utility open and constantly repairing the drive and this is only a temporary solution. 

Below is a small sample of the report from the utility each one is dated.

How to fix this without having to purchase a new drive? In February the old external drive I had started to freak TM out and it just erased ALL my backups which I desperately needed due to the same error / failure. That drive had plenty of space as well but I lost all my stuff anyway. 

I know the TM isn't for archiving and another question I have is, How can I transfer or even rename the backup folder that TM makes and move it to a 'free drive' to prevent overwriting? Right now I just keep buying new drives which is ridiculous.

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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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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 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 :: External Hard Drive And Time Machine Backup From OS X

Sep 16, 2009

I have a MacBook and will be purchasing an external harddrive to backup all my info from OS X. I also have a partition on the drive in the MacBook for windows and would like to use the external as a backup for that as well. Do I have to format the external and partition to backup each OS? I am new to the whole backup of info with an external harddrive.

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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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OS X :: Hard Drive Filled Up In Middle Of Time Machine Backup?

Feb 7, 2010

I was backing up my computer today and apparently my hard drive filled up in the middle of the back up so I got a notification telling me that Time Machine had deleted an older back up to make room for it. I need things that are on that back up...is there any way to recover it?

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OS X :: Restoring Time Machine Backup On Blank Hard Drive

Apr 16, 2010

I have a question about upgrading the harddisk on my unibody macbook (last year's model). I have done a time machine backup and the macbook is running snow leopard. However, I currently don't have the snow leopard DVD with me, only the leopard DVD that came with the macbook. Can I still do the hard disk upgrade? In other words, can I boot with the leopard DVD, and restore back to snow leopard via time machine or do I need the snow leopard dvd?

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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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MacBook Pro :: FAT32 Hard Drive As A Time Machine Backup

Feb 15, 2012

i am trying to format my hard drive to work through my tv or ps3, and it wont work unless i reformat my Hard Drive to a FAT32 format. ca FAT32 be used for a time machine back up? (OS X Lion)

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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?

MacProQuad2.6 4gbRam, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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Software :: Time Machine Unable To Perform Backup / Backup Is Too Large For Backup Volume

Oct 26, 2008

I am getting the following error from Time Machine when doing my first backup. The startup disk being backed up, and the TM disk are both the same size.

Macintosh HD: 465.44 (total); 393.99 (free); 71.45 (free)
Time Machine: 465.44 (total); 465.29 (free)

The Time Machine error is: Quote:

"This backup is too large for the backup volume. The backup requires 472.7 GB but only 465.3 GB are available." why would this be? Other disks are excluded from the backup, and Time Machine is telling me that it needs more space than it actually needs. What should I do?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Backup Is Too Large For The Backup Disk?

Feb 10, 2012

my TM wil not back up! It states that this backup is too large for the backup disk. The back up disk requires 573.50 GB but only 225.23 GB are available. The TM needs work space on the backup disk, in addition to the space required to store backups. Upen TM perferences to select a LARGER backup disk or make the backup smaller by excluding file. 

Okay I;m sorry but obvioulsy I dont get this. I've never called Apple for help! I have every product they sell practically including Protection Plans I never used and no one will help me with this. My MAC is starting to have black or white screens and i can hear it running but it will not do anything so i have to reboot it, it screws up Enturage and then I have to rebuild that ( 5 times this year) anyway... I would like to back everything up- can I delete everything on the Time Capsule or Time Machine; god I dont even know what it is called Im so MAD... help if you can please. I'm going to have to take this to the genius people at the store and probably buy another computer but like before they will not save my files.

Mac OS X (10.7.3), time cap or 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.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X :: Backup Multiple Macs Using Time Machine On Single Hard Drive?

May 13, 2009

I'd like to take one hard drive and back up 3 different Mac computers using Time Machine. The hard drive has the capacity greater than the 3 computers.

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OS X :: Wireless Time Machine Hard Drive Backup Attached To IMac

Apr 2, 2009

I want to wirelessly time machine backup to my time machine hard drive already attached to my iMac.

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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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Intel Mac :: How To Erase Time Machine Backup On Old Unused Hard Drive

May 7, 2012

How I can erase my old time machine backups on my old external hard drive and re-use for something else to back up.

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)

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