Time Machine: erroneous "not enough space" error?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigwig, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    I'm getting a "not enough space" error when trying to back up a 1TB disk to a 1TB disk. Time Machine says it needs 953G to back up the 794G on my disk. :mad: The backup disk is newly formatted with Apple Partition Map. Any idea what's causing this?
  2. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    Never seen this before-what options did you use when partitioning the HD?

    It would not surprise me if TM needed a small amount of additional space for the back-up (an amount larger than the final "product". But nearly 200 GB seems sort of excessive to me.
  3. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    One partition, Apple Partition Map.

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