Time Machine Question.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adauge, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. adauge macrumors regular

    adauge

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    I'm running out of room on my 250gb macbook hard drive and have decided to move the more than 100gb of video to an external hdd. If I have the external hooked up to my macbook at the time time machine does a backup will it back up my videos from that hdd? I was thinking it probably only backs up the macbook hdd but it would be nice if it would back up my videos too.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    I think, by default, TM ignores external drives, but if you tell it to not exclude that drive and then do a manual backup - it SHOULD do what you want it to. If I understand what you want correctly.
     
  3. adauge thread starter macrumors regular

    adauge

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    Ok thanks. I want it to do a back up of all drives connected to my computer. I moved all of my movies and tv shows from itunes to an external drive so I want time machine to back that up along with my macbook internal hdd.
     
  4. happydude macrumors 65816

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    another time machine question

    is there any way to back up an external (that isn't time capsule) over your network. for example, i have an airport express and an external. can i use those?
     
  5. adauge thread starter macrumors regular

    adauge

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    It seems that moving all of my movies and tv shows to an external hdd isn't really working anyway. I moved them all over to the external and added the folders from the external to my itunes library. Then I had two of every episode in my itunes library because I hadn't deleted the episodes from my internal hdd.

    So I deleted those folders and I deleted all of the duplicates from my itunes library and when I woke up this morning magically the movies and tv show folders were back in my itunes folder on my internal hdd and after I deleted them again itunes couldn't find the source of the videos until I told it where it was on the external hdd.

    I know this may sound really confusing but does anyone know where I went wrong. Does anyone use an external hdd to put their itunes content on and can walk me through how they did it. I'm a little bit frustrated right now because of how long it took me to do all of this and I've gotten nowhere.
     
  6. adauge thread starter macrumors regular

    adauge

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    Ok never mind. I see what I was doing wrong there but now my question is this. Can I have itunes somehow keep my music on my internal hdd but my movies on my external?
     

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