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

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    #1
    Why is this happening/how can I fix it?

    See the screen shot below for explanation:
     

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  2. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    #2
    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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