Initial Time Machine Backup is Bigger than the HD being backed up?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by christall109, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Why is this happening/how can I fix it?

    See the screen shot below for explanation:

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  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    If you read what it says you will understand it. Time Machine needs more space than the actual backup in order to do more backups and a buffer/work space.

    Try to exclude some folders from the backup.

    Where are you backing up to ?

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