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    Time Machine issue

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    HI

    I have a 2TB LaCie drive used to back up my iMac's 2TB hardrive. Yesterday I received the message below. What do I do?
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    Time Machine issue
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    Do as the error msg says.
    Either get a BIGGER Ext HD to back up too, or exclude some files so it fits on the Disk.
    I would get a bigger Ext HD bc the one now is running out of space and you will be forever excluding files to do the backup . .

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    Time Machine issue

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    thanks tattoed,

    I'm figuring that out as I search online... for the time being any suggestions for files/folders to exclude that wouldn't hurt a restore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdx View Post
    thanks tattoed,

    I'm figuring that out as I search online... for the time being any suggestions for files/folders to exclude that wouldn't hurt a restore?
    At 325GB you must be backing up something that's pretty big like a music or photo collection. It's really a matter of what's most important to you (and what's biggest) which directories or disks you decide to exclude.

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    Time Machine issue

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    Thanks Everyone!

    I figured it out. I excluded my torrented and DVD-rips movie folder.
    I can always replace those if I have to, everything else is pretty irreplaceable.
    Eventually I'll have to get a 3 TB drive though.

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    Are you running any virtual machine software such as Parallels or Fusion, If so exclude those files. The get changed each time the virtual machine is opened and become candidates for Time Machine backup.

    You might find this article helpful in deciding which files to exclude ATPM 15.03 - How To: Time Travel: Introduction to Time Machine.
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    And if you're using Entourage as an email client, exclude the Microsoft User Data folder inside your Documents. Entourage and Time Machine do not play well together. This is not an issue with Outlook 2011 though.

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