More time machine problems

ramw5p

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Lion, early 11 MBP. Ok, so i gave up on the last issue [wouldnt back up] erased the external HDD to try fresh. Now it tells me it needs 536 GB to back up??? I have a 500gb hdd in the MBP? WTF?? DO i really need to get a bigger external HDD to do this? Thanks. Kind of worried, because all the family pics are on the MBP and now i have no backup at all!!!
 

ramw5p

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Sep 29, 2010
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420gb

HDD is at 420GB, just trying to backup with time machine.
 

IngerMan

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That sounds right then. TM does require extra space. If you don't want to upgrade your external HD then you might try CCC so you have a backup.