3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2013 10:44 AM by mende1
OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

Was curious if its possible to use the SDXC slot on the mac mini as a time machine?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 2.8Ghz Intel Quad Core i7 / 16GB /
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,350 points)

    Probably, you are referring to the possibility to use a SDXC card as a Time Machine drive. It's possible to do it, but I highly recommend you to use an external drive, because the card will get full quickly, and Time Machine deletes old backups when the disk gets full.


    The steps to set up a SDXC card as the Time Machine disk are the same as for an external disk > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427?viewlocale=en_US


    If you have any questions about Time Machine, check the Pondini's page > http://pondini.org

  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Thanks for the quick reply!  I do not store anything in my Mac Mini, in fact I do not even use email nor web browse.  It is strictly used as a media server for itunes so the only thing I would like to back up would be all the settings in case I ever need to restore from back up I would not have to re-enter all my settings again.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,350 points)

    In that case, I recommend you to use a third-party app as Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper, much better to make backups of some files only. You can do the same with Time Machine, but you will have to exclude all the files you don't want to back up manually