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Trouble getting time machine to backup latest numbers file.

212 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 20, 2007 6:25 PM by Gabizou RSS
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Nov 20, 2007 4:46 AM
I'm able to use Time Machine to backup my macbook wirelessly to an external hard drive attached to my iMac. However, I recently noticed that I am failing to back up the latest version of a numbers file.

Has anyone noticed any incomplete or outdated files - that shouldn't be - in their number file back ups?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Gabizou Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    Well, Time Machine unfortunately is bugged beyond use for some people. It is nearly impossible to tell if TM will work every single time until Apple will take a look at their programming and fix the darn thing.

    Anyways, back to the point. The problem with updated files is that TM will look for new things that are indexed as new, and by indexed as new as in the Spotlight regards the file as updated since last backup. I don't really know if this would work, but you could give it a try.

    Try this:
    1) Duplicate the file into the same folder with a different name
    ex. filename.doc, and make a new file called filename_1.doc
    2) Make sure that this file is in the same folder as the other file.
    3) Back up

    I think that would make Spotlight tell TM to backup the updated documents.
    Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.1), PowerMac G5 2.5 GHz, Powerbook G4 15", iMac G3 663MHz, iPods, original Macintosh


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