Time Machine Full - Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Josh Kahane, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi

    My time machine keeps telling me there isn't enough space left. This is after restoring my iMac from Time Machine. So my computer is identical to what it was like before but now it can't backup as I think its trying to do a full backup, as if its a new computer.

    Make sense? Say if not.

    Any help? Thanks.
     
  2. dgbowers macrumors member

    dgbowers

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    Select the drive you use as your Time Machine Backup in the Finder, and hit CMD+I (Get Info). It should tell you how much space you have left on the drive. If it's full, then you should either get another drive or delete some of your older backups.
     
  3. dduggan macrumors newbie

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    I thought there was an option in Time Machine to automaticlly delete the oldest backups, so there was space for newer ones.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    It's not an option AFAIK, Time Machine will just delete the oldest backups to make way for new ones.
     
  5. dgbowers macrumors member

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    It should do it automatically, but I've had some issues with it in the past. I always just went back and deleted the oldest ones manually.
     

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