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    Jun 27, 2012
    Time machine
    can someone tell me why time machine starts a completely new backup every two weeks and clears all of the old ones.

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    Nov 16, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    That is odd. Roughly how large is the backup file and how much space is free on the Time Machine drive?
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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    As Slydude mentioned and what size drive do you have in your Mac along with how full ?
    The TM does a complete first time around followed by hourly,daily and weekly.

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    Jun 27, 2012
    My Macbook only has a 120GB drive, but the TM drive is 1TB and has only used about 20% of its capacity.

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