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

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    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

    iPhil

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

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    try carbon copy cloner or superduper or .....
     
  4. Oolongmen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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...
     

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