time machine error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ravikc, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. ravikc Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
    hey guys

    so i have a 750gb drive connected to my macpro - been using it for months now with no problem at all - and i have time machine editor doin daily instead of hourly backups on it

    i was under the impression it automatically deletes older backups as they fill up and continues to add new one

    but a day or two ago its tellin me my drive is full..says 22gb left and needs 45 to do the nextbackup..basically can someone tell me why it just wont automatically delete an old one and continue on

    what am i missing here?
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
  3. YMark macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2008
    Go into Time Machine's preferences and uncheck the box that says warn me before deleting older backups.
  4. ravikc thread starter Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
    tried it with and without the options selected and i get the same thing ...ive attached an image of the error

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  5. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Do you use VMWare? Time Machine backs up the entire folders associated with this if you are.

    Goto the TM preferences and add it to the ignore list of what you want backed up.
  6. ravikc thread starter Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
    yah i added the vmware to the exceptions list when i first started time machine so its not in there

    any ides how i can get it back up and running?

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