Time Machine

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamin., Mar 13, 2008.

  1. jamin. macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    What happens when your external drive gets full?

    I have a 1TB Drive, 50% dedicated to Time Machine, if this 50% gets full soon, do I just wipe it and start from the date it is full because 99.9% of the stuff from the past backups I won't need to access, if I'm happy with how the computer is from the first backup on the newly wiped drive then wouldn't that be okay? I don't really need to go back in time by weeks, months, years. I think the furtherest I'd need to go back in time would be by minutes, hour's, a week, that would be if my computer got wiped or failed and I just needed to restore it to how it was before it happened.
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    Why would you want to wipe it? If the partition is full, Time Machine will delete the old backups and create new ones anyway. No need to do that manually, especially since the initial backup would need such a long time.
  3. jamin. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008

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