Time machine backing up wrong partition (pic inside)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by petey2133, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2012
    So I set up my time capsule tonight, and about a few days ago I reset my computer to have a fresh start. So it did the 26 gig sized back up. During this I decided to partition the TC so I can just store all my .NEF files for photography that take up a bunch of random space on my MB PRO HD.

    I also did my wifes MB PRO no issue.

    Now When I do my back up, it is trying to force the backup on my Partitioned drive and make me do the initial backup again. I dont want this.

    I want it to do the top one not the bottom. When I go to select a drive, two are available, (says remove disk or use this disk) so I can remove and use and to no prevale.

    Any idea what I am doing wrong? I attached a picture of what I am talking about below.

  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    This can happen when users partition the TC...I think the best option for you is a little messy but...

    1) Copy all the data OFF the partition you created on the TC.

    2) Remove / Merge that partition.

    3) Backup

    4) If you really need to re-create that partition, the time to do it is after the backup is complete.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Thanks a lot for the quick reply. Will try that!

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