Set up a new boot up SSD. Backup Issues

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

  1. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2011
    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 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 P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'd suggest that you try CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper instead... ;)
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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