Time Machine - Strange Problem - Please help?

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

  1. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005

    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


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
    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


    Apr 2, 2005
  4. Jackyl macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    There are also system files created for each backup. What are 33 MB anyway.

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