Time Machine Selective Backups

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Life is Sweet, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Life is Sweet macrumors member

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    Aug 29, 2007
    #1
    I'm trying to use a USB stick as a backup for just Documents and Mail.

    How would i do this because i have 2 problems.

    1. I have no idea where all the mail files are kept so i can't select it and Documents to back up only.

    2. The only option is EXCLUDING folders when all i want to do is INCLUDE Documents and all my mail files. How would I just include the 2, not exclude everything else.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Portland, OR
    #2
    instead of using time machine why not just drag the files to the flash disk... a USB drive is definitely not a method of back up. it's meant to move files around, and if you were to use it for time machine the flash drive would fail within a month, well before your internal drive does.
     

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