View Full Version : Can Time Machine back up to exFAT drive in Lion?
Sep 23, 2011, 09:05 PM
I wasn't able to do so in Snow Leopard, but was wondering if that might have changed? Thanks!
Sep 23, 2011, 09:39 PM
Why on Earth you even consider charging a flaky file system like exFAT with a critical task like storing back-up data? Lucky for you, you can't do it. Format your backup drive to HFS+ Journaled and get on with life.
Sep 23, 2011, 09:43 PM
You can generally backup to an HFS+ sparseimage that is on an exFAT drive if you have to. As MisterMe said, why would you want to? I've had some issues with exFAT drives myself.
Nov 2, 2011, 12:10 PM
Hy, I have the same problem, the reason for use the ExFat is because it can be used with Windows, I've got some files on my Mac and some other on a Pc.
Thank's in advance
Nov 2, 2011, 03:07 PM
Why on Earth you even consider charging a flaky file system like exFAT with a critical task like storing back-up data?
I would like native NTFS support in OS X so I can use the same drive across multiple computers, but exFAT is the closest to being most compatible.