Can Time Machine back up to exFAT drive in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Lara F, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't able to do so in Snow Leopard, but was wondering if that might have changed? Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    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.
     
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    balamw

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    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.

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  4. macrumors newbie

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    Time Machine + windows

    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
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     

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