5266 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2008 5:11 AM by Benjamin Koe
Really depends how much stuff you do, how many files you change each day, how much stuff lands on your computer for a few days then is deleted (for example I have several GB of photos on my Mac for a few days until I do some work on them and drop them on the company server, so I have lots of stuff getting backed up into Time Machine that doesn't even stay on my Mac)... It doesn't hurt to have a backup of them locally in case something goes wrong on the company server...
So what I'm saying is, it totally depends on what you do with your Mac... I've got a 120GB drive, getting backed up to a 500GB drive, and I figure that gives me a year or two of not having to think about it. Drives are so cheap now you are best to just go a bit bigger for the convenience of letting it backup everything..
Will Time Machine keep growing until you fill up all available space on the drive?
I have a 300GB which I use to back up my 120GB MBP, but I also use the remainder of the space to store things I don't want to carry around on my MBP. My Time Machine back up has grown to 2.08GB and I'm afraid it'll keep growing until I don't have space for anything else.
Is there a way to limit Time Machine's growth?