Time Machine backup question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by strausd, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. strausd macrumors 68030

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    #1
    I have a flash drive that I use all the time. I save a lot of important stuff to it and want time machine to back it up. I look in time machine options and it is automatically put in the exclude list. I try and remove it from the exclude list but it is grayed out and won't let me. Does anyone know why this is happening?
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    #2
    Nope

    Can't back up from external drives.

    Have you tried creating an alias? Would it back up that?

    If not, solution is to copy content over once every few days and have it backed up from the main hard drive.
     
  3. dashcs macrumors regular

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    TM by default doesn't backup extra external HDs.
    But you can remove it from the exclude list if only the drive is format as mac.
    TM wont backup MS-DOS or NTFS formated drives
     
  4. strausd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I copied everything off, reformatted, put everything back on and it let me take it off the exclude list! Thanks!
     

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