5 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2013 1:36 PM by AnaMusic
mumbles2701 Level 1 Level 1

Hi all,

 

i sporadically back up my MBP with Time Machine, so i dont use it hour by hour as some people do but week to week i'll plug it in and let it back up/ I thought the idea was that it deletes the oldest stuff when the drive is full and as long as you know that, its fine.

 

i havent back my machine for a while so i pluggged it in at the weekend. Time Machine said 'Drive Full'. As above, i thought that the idea was that Time Machine would then delete the oldest back ups. Why is it not doing this?

 

i have changed out my hard drive for a new one. Could it be thinking that this is a different drive altogether and thus wont delete the already created back ups as it thinks this is a new one? i must admit it doesnt look like this is what its asking?

 

MBP drive is 256GBs and drive is 320GBs. i dont really need more as i'm happy with a current snap shot of the drive. So as long as it can do this each time, and delete the previous, i'm happy. But it doesnt. Any ideas?


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Reply by AnaMusic on May 7, 2013 1:36 PM Helpful
mumbles2701 wrote: ...MBP drive is 256GBs and drive is 320GBs. i dont really need more as i'm happy with a current snap shot of the drive. So as long as it can do this each time, and delete the previous, i'm happy... Perhaps a Clone would be more to your liking as opposed to TM... TM is more of a day to day backup strategy... TM 101 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427  From what you are saying, something like SuperDuper or CCC may be better suited for your needs... See Here for... SuperDuper  http://www.shirt-pocket.com/ CCC   http://www.bombich.com/  Just a suggestion for you to consider,  Time Machine vs. Clones and Archives
Reply by Eric Root on May 7, 2013 1:37 PM Helpful
Check number 1. Time Machine FAQ Check C4. Time Machine Troubleshooting

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