How do I backup only my OS hard drive in Time Machine?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by eyeangle, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. eyeangle macrumors regular

    eyeangle

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    #1
    When I turn on time machine it says in the options 'Estimated size of full backup: 860.44 GB'

    But I only want to back up my OS SSD which is 78 GB.

    Can you please help?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Exclude your home folder and applications folder (click on the options button in the time machine preference pane)
     
  3. eyeangle thread starter macrumors regular

    eyeangle

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    Hi,

    I want those folders backed up. I just don't want the other internal hard drive backup up which is 782 GB.

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    Thanks I worked it out. I just had to drag the hard drive into the Exclude window.
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Add that drive to your exclusion list as maflynn described.
     

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