Time Machine Backups

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by standingquiet, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. standingquiet macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    #1
    Just started using a Time Machine and have a question. Is it suppose to back up your whole HDD everytime? I thought the first time it was suppose to then after just stuff that was added to the Mac since the last backup?

    Just gonna get a bit tedious backing up 100gb everyday


    Matt
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    it should only backup files that have changed since the last backup each time.
     
  3. standingquiet thread starter macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    Thats what i thought but its doing the whole thing, i've noticed though its doing it quite fast 35gb in 15mins so far.
     
  4. costabunny macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    #4
    do you have any virtual machines? if so they could be large and might be what is updating... (I keep mine on the exclude list and make a copy once a week manually)
     

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