Time Capsule (1st try)

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  1. vectorccm macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I just bought a new external hard drives for my movies so i thought i could give a try to Time machine on the old one.

    I have some questions that i couldn't any answer so I thought you guys could maybe help.

    I want to use Time Capsule to only to back up the songs I have on my computer.

    I don't really want to back up everything, only the music folder and maybe another one.

    Is there a way to do that? If so, can anybody tell me how?

    Thank you
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Time Machine is not the best fit for your needs. Time Machine will let you tell it what you don't want it to back up, not what you do. In other words, you can't tell it to just back up your Music folder +1. Apple used to offer an application known as Backup which kind of does what you want, but its only available to MobileMe members at this point. You should also see whether the manufacturer of the hard drive offers a utility on the drive itself that allows you to schedule backups of a particularly folder. Someone else may be able to recommend other software for you to try.

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