TM new external?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by soccersquirt82, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2008
    My external HD is deleting TM backups because it is out of space. In what order are the backups deleted (the oldest ones . . .)? Do I need to get another external?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Yes, the oldest ones are deleted first. Size the TM drive to be about 1.5 or 2 times the size of all the data you want it to back up and plan for growth.

    But no matter how large your TM drive is it will always fill up and the old backups will have to go. TM is designed to eventually fill up any disk yu give it. If you think about it that is the best way to go. Empty disk space does not serve any purpose

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