Time Machine Back-up Disk help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chain.p, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Chain.p macrumors newbie


    Oct 8, 2009
    Hey all,
    I was wondering..
    What should i do when my Time Machine backup disk is full?
    It is nearly full and what do i do....
    What if i buy a new Hard disk, what am i suppose to do?
    My time machine always do a "FULL" backup instead of the changes, how can i fix this??:confused::confused:
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Do you have an encrypted hard disk? That's the only reason I am aware of that TM would do a full backup, in which case, TM is not your best strategy.

    Otherwise, I have no idea why TM would always be doing a full backup. How do you know it is? Have you looked when its doing a backup to see how much its saving?
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    when the disk fills up, time machine automatically deletes oldest backups.

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