Time Machine Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Habitus, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    All,

    I'm currently using a 13" 2.26GHz MBP with Snow Leopard. My time machine is setup with a 1TB time capsule (I swapped the 500GB drive with a 1TB drive).

    My time machine backup is always 43GB in size every time I start a backup. Has anyone experienced this issue?

    Any ideas as to why the backup is so large?

    Thanks!

    -Habitus
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    What do you mean, that TM always has to write 43GB of data to the TM drive? If so then there must be some large file that changed frequenty like perhaps a VMware Parallels virtual disk image or some kind of database.

    If any part of a file changes TM copies the entire file.
     
  3. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    I didn't think of that! I do run VM ware and I use it frequently. That must be the variable. Thanks!
     
  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Do you have File Vault turned on? If so, maybe TM has to back up the whole user folder/disk image each time. I don't know how TM interacts with a File Vault protected home directory.
     

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