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    Time Machine problem
    Hi,
    I'm not super familiar with Time Machine. I have a 2TB external drive dedicated to backups only. "Info" says I have 217 gigs left of space to use, but Time Machine keeps telling me that my backup drive is full.

    Can anyone explain what I might be interpreting/doing wrong or what needs to be done to allow Time Machine to do its job properly? Thanks!

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    How much in capacity do you normally backup in one session? Time Machine usually needs more working space than the actual size of what you're backing up.

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    Wish I could say how much I back up, but I don't know how to qualify that.

    I thought the general idea was to match & update the older files, while possibly adding some new ones. I'm still confused as to why I have so much space available yet Time Machine won't use it.

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