backing up everything except.....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nlivo, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't got leopard yet but will son be getting it. I was just curious if I could back up everything except my iTunes library??? I have about a 350gb iTunes library and it'll just take up too much of my external HD. thanks.
     
  2. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    You must have every song in existence. And a killer internal HD. Why would you not backup your music? That's the one thing I'd back up.
     
  3. a1dipship macrumors regular

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  4. nlivo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i only have about 2000 songs but an "explicit" amount of videos. so is there a way??
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You can exclude any drive, file or folder through the Time Machine preference pane. Click "Options...".
     
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yep. You can set Time Machine not to backup your iTunes. :)
     
  7. nlivo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yay. thank you for that. now to go out and buy an external hard drive.
     
  8. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    And you won't mind losing this when eventually something goes wrong? Time machine only needs to back this up once. Then it only stores changes. You may not be able to go very far back in time, with such huge disk usage, but all of it should be protected. Better, buy a humongous drive since you have large requirements.
     

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