Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2011 1:03 PM (in response to BarryXSharp)
Time Machine integration with Mail and other built-in applications won't work with that setup. You can still access the files in the Finder by starting from the top level of the Users volume, but you can't access them from within Mail. I filed a bug report on this years ago, but it was never acted on.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to BarryXSharp)
Linc: Thanks... that all seems very reasonable... but disappoints me nonetheless. I will be sending in an Enhancement Request to Apple to have this issue resolved.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 10:23 PM (in response to BarryXSharp)
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I have configured Time Machine to exclude all volumes except the boot volume and ~/Download and ~/Music in my /Users volume. My /Users data is resident on a separate disk spindle.
If I read that correctly, your mail is on an excluded volume.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2011 4:07 PM (in response to Pondini)
Yep -- you're correct -- my bad wording. I meant to say
I have configured Time Machine to exclude all volumes except the boot volume and my /Users volume with ~/Download and ~/Music being excluded.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2011 4:14 PM (in response to BarryXSharp)
Ah, that makes sense.
Have you confirmed whether the mail is actually backed-up, by looking in the backups via the Finder for the contents of ~/Library/Mail?