Time Machine Backup of non-HFS+ drives possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Oolongmen, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Oolongmen macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    Sorry to Mods, but I realized I posted in the wrong board originally. I posted in the hardware forum when this is clearly a software issue. If you are going to close a thread please close the other one.

    I am trying to back up my FAT32 drive (shared between OS X and Windows) with Time Machine, but it's listed under "Excluded" in the options. The Windows (NTFS) partition is also listed as "Excluded" but I can remove it by selecting it and pressing "-"

    However, the FAT32 drive has the "-" greyed out.

    I am trying to back up into an external HD with HFS+ Time Machine partition in it... is there any way to include the FAT32 partition in my backups?

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040


    Time Machine needs HFS+ to work, so no fat32 filesystem since fat32 has a 4GB file max..
  3. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    try carbon copy cloner or superduper or .....
  4. Oolongmen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    I'm trying to backup my FAT32... not backup TO my FAT32... so I don't think the 4GB file size limit does anything to me... lol

    I'll give SuperDuper and/or carbon copy cloner a try... but I'd rather be able to use TM for my data partition...

Share This Page