Time Machine problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by war eagle, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    I used to be able to make Time Machine backups on my external HD and now I cant. Whenever I try it says my drive isnt big enough as my backup would take 500 gb yet my hard drive is only 250 gb.

    What gives?
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    Time Machine is attempting to backup 500GB of data, and there's only 250GB available on your external hard drive. You either have a really big internal drive, or Time Machine is trying to backup itself.

    Go to System Preferences > Time Machine > Options. Make sure that it's not trying to backup the same disk that it's using for backups.
     
  3. war eagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My primary hard drive is only 250 GB.. In the TM Preferences I have the following drives/folders in do not exclude list:

    iTRE - My external
    Applications Folder
    Caches Folder
    Downloads
     
  4. war eagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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