Time Machine sees 410GB on only 160GB HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by technogeek, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. technogeek macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    I got a new 750GB external hard drive to back up to with Time Machine, and during its initial backup, it says "Backing up: __ GB of 410.5 GB". But the internal HD on this MacBook Pro 17" is only 160GB (149.05 GB according to System Profiler). So, what is making Time Machine see 400 GB ? Is something wrong? Will this screw up Time Machine?
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    What are you backing up? generally time machine will back up your Mac HD and other partitions. If you want to skip a partition, just get into preferences and make sure it is set to backup only your mac HD.
  3. technogeek thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    My MacBook Pro has a 160GB internal drive. There is only one partition on it. There are no other external drives attached besides the Time Machine backup drive. Here is the Time Machine Preferences Options:
    Do not back up:
    750GB_MAXTOR (43.0 GB)
    Applications (Mac OS 9) (169.0 MB)
    /temp (1.9 GB)
    /tmp (68 KB)
    Total Included: 407.7 GB

    So this is kind of weird. Where does it come up with "Total Included: 407.7 GB". Any why does it say "750GB_MAXTOR (43.0 GB)".

    The following are consistent: 55.6 GB have been backed up to it so far. The Time Machine preferences says about the Maxtor: Available: 636.9 GB of 698.5 GB, which is what Finder shows as available.
  4. deathshrub macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
    Christmas Island
    Why do you have Mac OS 9 applications on your Intel Macbook?
  5. technogeek thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    My patrimony.

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