3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2008 7:50 PM by Tony T1
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I thought this would be simple, but I can't find an answer to my question: from my PC-time (it is going over now... ) I still have two external drives with data and music and videos etc. - I still use these drives on my Mac mini (1 month old), and e.g. iTunes stores its data on the FAT32 hard drive.

Well, now the question: I bought a big external drive now (LaCie 500GB - very new design), formatted it to HTF+ (that was it, right? still have to learn the name...) and started time machine... I deleted my FAT32-drive from TM's exclusion list - the NTFS-drive wasn't even displayed there. However, at the end of the initial TM backup, I clearly see that only the Mac's internal drive was backuped (only approx. 40 GB used on the backup drive - but the other external drives contain over 200 GB!
Does anyone have an idea? As far as I see, TM should backup all drives if they don't appear in the exclusion list. Is the drive format the problem? Any other people with experience?

Thanks in advance!
Kind regards,

Mac mini 2GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.2)