Time Machine not working...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Zwhaler, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    I bought an external drive that I planned to use with time machine on multiple computers. It is a 500 gig... and is usually connected to my iMac. I connected it to my MBP to try to back it up, and the MBP has been sitting there with the drive connected for 3 hours without backing up once. Under SysPrfs, it says TM is on, and that the disk in use is the 500 gig HD. What do I do? Thanks.
     
  2. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    Someone? I would really like to use time machine on my laptops. :eek:
     
  3. CalMin macrumors 6502a

    CalMin

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    Have you tried forcing a backup by right-clicking the TM icon in the dock and asking it to Backup now?
     
  4. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    I didn't notice that option. I'll try that and report back.
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try restarting with it plugged in and it might ask you if you want to use the disk for time machine
     
  6. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

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