enabling Time Machine Local Snapshots

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by chinarut, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. chinarut macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2005
    I just installed Lion yesterday and when I plug in my Time Machine disk (external over Firewire) - it makes a new backup just fine but I don't see any options to make local snapshots and if I disconnect the disk, I can't enter Time Machine to browse local snapshots - am I missing something or does it require I wipe out my Time Machine and start fresh (which I don't mind doing)?

    I'm also guessing if I reformat my Time Machine disk, I will be able to select "Encrypt backup disk" which is greyed out at the moment if I select my Time Machine disk.
  2. theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    What system are you using? I coule be wrong, but I think only laptops have it.

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