Setting up Time Machine, No Backup Disk to choose from

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SylentSpeed, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. SylentSpeed macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first Macbook yesterday and after trying everything out, I began setting up Time Machine.
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    I flipped the slid the switch to the on position and the pop up for selecting the back up disk appeared.
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    But I couldn't find a disk to choose from but I know I obviously have a working hard drive.

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    It's puzzling because I thought Time Machine should be a breeze to set up. I'm just a beginner so maybe it's a setting I overlooked.

    Could anyone give me hand with this?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You need another hard drive, internal or external to use with Time Machine. Not your boot drive.
     
  3. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    you need a secondary external drive or a separate partition (which is useless if your HD physically fails)
     
  4. SylentSpeed thread starter macrumors newbie

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