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Member Since: Apr 27, 2009
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Posts: 135
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Mac Specs: Retina Macbook Pro 2014 model, 2.6 Ghz Core i5, 8 GB Ram and 256 GB SSD

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Hello everyone,

I wanted to back-up my macbook using time machine. I already have an external Western Digital 160 GB HDD. It has most of my files, tv shows and stuff like that. When I connected it to back-up with time machine, it prompted me that the HDD would be first formatted and then backed-up. I had to cancel that since I can't afford to lose my files and stuff. I have heard macs usually don't as such have serious issues but since its better to be safe than sorry thats why I was wondering if I get a new HDD specially for time machine purposes, how much space would be sufficient enough for that?

Other than that, after how much time would you suggest me to back-up since I am a student so you can somewhat imagine the type of work I do. I'd really appreciate your help here.

Thank you.
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