help with back up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by erin-s, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. erin-s macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    Not sure if I'm posting this in the right section. I have a 4 year old Macbook. I am trying to figure out the best way to back up all my photos so I can get them off my hard drive but still have access to them in the future. I bought the time capsule after talking with a guy at the Apple store. But after reading quite a bit online about the capsule deleting the oldest files (eventually) I'm worried that I would still end up losing these pictures. Can someone please advise as to what I should do to keep these photos permanently, just not on my hd?
    I really will appreciate any advice. I'm totally confused. :confused:
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Your question is not about backup... not really. Put them on some other external hard drive other than your backup destination, and then remove that external hard drive from the list of excluded items in your Time Machine settings.

    Time Machine absolutely does not delete the oldest files. It deletes the oldest backups. If the files still exist on the source, they will be maintained in the backup, regardless the age of the files.

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