Time Machine - Strange Problem - Please help?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by queshy, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. queshy macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    #1
    Hello,

    I recently got a new hard drive for use with time machine. It has done its initial (long) backup. However, every time I press "backup now" it adds 33 mb of data to the backup even though I haven't changed anything. I can just keep clicking 'backup now' and it will keep adding this amount of data each time - no other programs are running either. Strange. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

    Angelo95210

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    #2
    Each time you create a backup, TM creates a new folder on your backup hard drive. You should have a look in it and tell us what files are created.

    But for general purpose, your system updates on a regular basis a bunch of files (system ones) so I think this is why something is backed up every time.
     
  3. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040

    queshy

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  4. Jackyl macrumors newbie

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    #4
    There are also system files created for each backup. What are 33 MB anyway.
     

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