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  1. #11
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    Re: Back-up Overload

    @Lawrence

    I use Time Machine, even restored from it. It works but for some reason a few weeks ago I had to do the same thing. Its been fine since then. Something got hung, who knows. But I always maintain 2 backups, one is in the computer and one is external. I just added a new drive that will be used only for pictures.

    Just keep an eye on it after your clean up.


    Also, what is the size of the drive you are backing up. Some say your backup drive should be twice the size of the drive being backed up. Hence my search/desire to add one more drive, but bought the portable drive for now.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Back-up Overload

    Quote Originally Posted by Krs_2007 View Post
    @Lawrence

    I use Time Machine, even restored from it. It works but for some reason a few weeks ago I had to do the same thing. Its been fine since then. Something got hung, who knows. But I always maintain 2 backups, one is in the computer and one is external. I just added a new drive that will be used only for pictures.

    Just keep an eye on it after your clean up.


    Also, what is the size of the drive you are backing up. Some say your backup drive should be twice the size of the drive being backed up. Hence my search/desire to add one more drive, but bought the portable drive for now.
    Sounds like what happened to mine as it was fine. Last two days I been getting messages that it is full - even got that earlier today after yesterday's 6 hour deleting marathon.
    its a 1 tetrasouraus (993.42 GB to be exact) external drive.

    Now I don't know if I should turn time machine on again or not.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Back-up Overload

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    Sounds like what happened to mine as it was fine. Last two days I been getting messages that it is full - even got that earlier today after yesterday's 6 hour deleting marathon.
    its a 1 tetrasouraus (993.42 GB to be exact) external drive.

    Now I don't know if I should turn time machine on again or not.

    Its better than nothing, so I would turn it back on and explore other options to see if they fit your needs more. I have been using it for 6 years and its only done this 1 time that I recall.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Back-up Overload

    Just check if the backup is incremental (that is it backs up new and edited items), or just dumps the selected portions of the disk. Both have their advantages, but the latter method will fill up any disk fast.

    I would suggest that you adopt a slightly different strategy for back ups
    . Use Time Machine for general back up
    . Use a separate disk to copy your RAW files only. 14 bit RAW files should be around 22MB, so you should be able to accommodate at least 45 thousand RAW files per 1TB drive.
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