Am I using time machine right?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Castro619, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Castro619 macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2008
    San Diego,Ca
    my computer capacity is 300GB but it is using 210GB
    my external hard drive capacity is 500GB but it shows the capacity is 465 GB and used 456GB

    Does time machine back everything up twice?
    Why is it using so much external hard drive memory?
    it keeps telling me that time machine is full and it will start deleting older back ups. Should i delete older backups if i don't need them
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Nope, you're using it right. Time Machine makes hourly backups, so every hour new info is copied to the backup disk. After a while, the backup disk fills up. Just tell it "OK" and let it do it's stuff, you're using it right.

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