Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 1:40 AM (in response to Catrionapa)
I recently discovered that time machine wasn't backing up iphoto or itunes so I copied both libraries over to the time machine hard drive
The only way things should get put on the Time Machine drive is with Time Machine, not by you copying them.
have since imported new photos to iPhoto on the 1st hard drive but they are not appearing in the iphoto library in time machine.
This is because Time Machine is still not backing them up. As you're on 10.5 Time Machine can't back up external drives.
To back up from one external to another you'll need a different back up app, or upgrade your OS.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
sorry to take so long to reply. I've been away.
I'd like to upgrade my operating system. How do I find out what I'm on at the moment and how do I then upgrade to the newest OS so that time machine can back up from my external hard drive?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to Catrionapa)
Here are the requirements for Mt. Lion:
OS X Mountain Lion system requirements
To install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Your Mac needs:
- OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
- 2 GB or more of memory
- 8 GB or more of available space
So you will have to purchase and update to Snow Leopard first and then go to the App Store and download and install Mt. Lion. That is if your iMac meets the system requirements.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks very much for your reply. I've now bought Snow Leopard and installed it, (ordered it last week, installed it today), but it's only 10.6.3 and I think I might need to now upgrade before I buy Mountain Lion. Have I been sent the wrong disc? It seems daft to buy a product and be sent an old version.