Set up a new boot up SSD. Backup Issues

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DaGrandMastah, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having a bit of a problem with time machine. I just recently set up a new boot up disk to run OS X on a 256 SSD through thunderbolt on my 2011 iMac. Everything is working great but I'm having issues with my time machine backup....it keeps saying that I don't have enough space on my 2 tb hard drive. I'm thinking this has to do with the fact that i'm currently backing up my old spinner (where I have around 1.5 tb of data), all the old system files AND the new SSD.

    Should I exclude all the non-data files on my old spinner in future backups and just backup the SSD system files instead?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    #2
    I'd suggest that you try CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper instead... ;)
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You could exclude the system files on the old HDD to cut down some space, but that will only be around 15-20GB or so and not really solve your issue long term. It sounds like you just need a larger backup drive.
     

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