can TM backup external HD and how

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guido.coza, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. guido.coza macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    South Africa
    Hi Guys an gals
    The question is in the heading. I want to use TM to backup a external HD an which i store my pics. When I tried to setup TM it didn't allow me to deselect the HD from the excluded list.
    Hope you know what i mean. If TM cant do which program could so that only the new items get updated and not always the whole libarary needs to be resafed.
    Txs in advance
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I haven't tested extensively, but in a quick check I didn't have any trouble removing an external drive from the excluded list in Time Machine under 10.6, and my home system has a second internal hard drive that Time Machine backs up without complaint under 10.7 (and pretty sure it was okay under 10.6, too). In fact, I think it automatically backs up non-boot partitions if you don't explicitly remove them.

    Maybe something got messed up with your TM preferences? You might try rebooting and/or disabling and reenabling TM and see if that makes any difference.

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