Anyone concerned about Time Warp eating up your HardDrive?

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  1. mgodfre3 macrumors newbie

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    I am really concerned that the upgrade to Leopard will mean i Really need to buy an external hard drive. I have a MacBook with 60 and a mac mini with 60 and iDisk with 2 gigs, but i am worried that Time Warp will take over my HD anybody else with the same concerns. Should stores bundle an external hd with copies of leopard?
     
  2. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    As I understand it, the system will make incremental backups and this can be selected, so can only backup necessary stuff. If you're using 40GB out of 60GB, than you can't backup all 40GB, but you could back-up the essential 20GB of your files.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I think it only works if you have an external drive to do it too. Or unless you partition your normal drive so it thinks you have a second mounted drive - but then it's not really a backup.

    Spring for the external... at some point you'll be glad you did.
     
  4. After G macrumors 68000

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    It is worth the price of an external drive to have a good backup system.
    They run rather cheap these days, anyway.
     
  5. Sky Blue Guest

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    Is this something to do with Rocky Horror?
     
  6. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    For one, Time Machine :rolleyes: <sigh>, only backs up to either an external drive and/or Network Storage. That being said, I am pretty sure you can set options as to which types of files are backed up, how far back to keep files i.e 1 day, 1 Month, 3 Months, etc., and lastly I think you should be able to set up how much space to use for backups.
     
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  8. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    :D

    That's the time warp. ;)
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    The Time Machine FAQ should address most of these issues, so, to consolidate discussion, I'll close this thread and ask people to move to that thread. I won't merge threads because I think it'd just be confusing.

    If you feel there's a compelling reason to re-open this, please PM me.
     
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