TimeMachine back-up file size

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TimeMachine1969, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. TimeMachine1969 macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    Hi all

    My MacBook hard drive has about 70GB of data on it but the corresponding TimeMachine-generated Backups.backupdb folder on my firewire-connected hard drive only shows up as 1.15GB. Has my computer backed up properly or am I having serious problems?

    Thanks for your advice...
  2. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    It should be AT LEAST as big as the data on your hard drive. First off, I suggest checking your Time Machine preferences to see if anything is being excluded from the backup.
  3. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    Ya Time Machine hasn't properly backed up your drive. My TM drive is over 200GB while the drive that it's backing up in my MacBook is noly 95GB. So something is definitely going on there!

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