More time machine problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ramw5p, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. ramw5p macrumors member

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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!!!
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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  3. ramw5p thread starter macrumors member

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    420gb

    HDD is at 420GB, just trying to backup with time machine.
     
  4. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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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.
     

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