time machine backup on external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by brisweeney, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. brisweeney macrumors regular

    brisweeney

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    #1
    hey all,

    i was backing up my macbook nightly up until a few months ago but then stopped.

    i want to wipe the external drive im using and start all over with fresh back ups. can anyone explain to me how i can do all this? i completely cant remember how i did it first time around!

    thanks! :)
     
  2. jecapaga macrumors 601

    jecapaga

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    Location:
    Southern California
    #2
    Easy. Erase the drive of whatever you don't want. In System Preferences>Time Machine setup your external as the Time Machine disk.
     

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