Time Machine Question

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  1. csb89 macrumors newbie

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    Firstly, this is my first post on this forum - so Hello to all!

    I've recently chose to back-up all my files, as I got a 'volume structure' warning when I ran techtools deluxe (when I find my OS disk I'll do a disk-repair)...

    Anyway, I've just got a few questions on how Time Machine is meant to work - as I'm not convinced. (forgive me for being potentially ignorant!)

    After buying an external HD, I proceeded to start a Time Machine backup - this took a whole day to make the initial backup, which I have no problem with. I was under the impression that it used the initial backup as a base, then proceeded to backup additional files that you downloaded/created after that on an hourly basis.

    I'm slightly confused, however, as when I create/download a new file - and click back up now - it doesn't seem to back it up... I.e. it creates a new entry in time machine, but when I actually go into the external HD via Finder, it just has a shortcut back the initial backup (hence the new file isn't backed up?)

    Has anyone got any light on this issue?

    Sorry if I'm missing something blatantly obvious - I'm rather new to this backing up thing!

    Many Thanks,

    Cameron
     
  2. csb89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Folks,

    I think something must have been wrong - I've just restarted my machine and everything seems to be in order now. When it backs up I can actually see things happening.

    Sorry for potentially wasting your time!

    Regards
     

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