2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2010 5:34 PM by den.thed
maurer77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My hard drive is full if I remove my movies from my hard drive will they backed up on my time machine on my external hard drive?

IMAC, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • kguy Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
    Hi-

    Yes and no. Assuming that time machine backed up
    the movie, and assuming that there is still blank space on the time machine drive, it will stay there.

    However, once the external drive fills up, the oldest content on the time machine drive will be automatically and systematically deleted from oldest to newest
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,505 points)
    Hi maurer77

    Yes they will be backed up on your Time Machine provided you have not excluded them from doing so in the Time Machine preferences. The problem is that Time Machine is a backup program and it was not intended to be used as a store and access backup. > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427

    What you really need to do is pickup a second External HD to store and access overflow files that you want to remove from your Internal HD. Then have Time Machine backup both your Internal and the External HD with the overflow files.

    Dennis