3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 3:41 AM by ds store
iain186 Level 1 (0 points)

How to back up my imac to a WD my passport 1tb.?

 

 

I keep getting "Timemachine cannot back up message


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,176 points)

    Do you see anything else in the Time Machine message?

  • trouble me Level 1 (105 points)

    Can you see your WD Passport in finder?

  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    iain186 wrote:

     

    How to back up my imac to a WD my passport 1tb.?

     

    I keep getting "Timemachine cannot back up message

     

    That's a portable port powered drive and not advised to be used as a TimeMachine backup.

     

    Use a self powered drive instead.

     

    Use the port powered drive for portable storage like it was intended.

     

     

    Apple is now cutting off the power to some port powered drives because they are drawing too much current and killing people's batteries on laptops.

     

    Also read here for diversifing your backups, with TimeMachine people make mistakes in judgement about it and lose their data.

     

    Most commonly used backup methods