CompanyLogo
Search Advanced Search
Categories
General Questions (55)
Studio Series (23)
Evolution Series (28)
G-DRIVE Family (42)
G-RAID Family (52)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (53)
G-CONNECT (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (15)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
Setting up and adjusting Time Machine

To set up or adjust Time Machine:

1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Time Machine.

2. Slide the switch to ON.

3. Click “Change Disk.”

4. Choose a disk where backups will be stored, and click “Use for Backup.”

Any disk attached to your computer that can be used to store backups is listed. The list includes internal hard disks except for your startup disk, and most external disks. If you have partitioned a disk, the partitions are listed.

iPods and iDisks can’t be used for Time Machine backups.

When Time Machine performs the first backup of your system, it may take a while. You may want to set up Time Machine in the evening so that the initial backup can be done overnight. Subsequent backups take less time because only items that have changed are backed up.

Note: Time Machine works best if you use your backup disk only for Time Machine backups. If you keep files on your backup disk, Time Machine won’t back up those files, and the space available for Time Machine backups will be reduced.

 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 31 Article Created: 08-06-2009 21:50 PMLast Modified: 05-20-2013 01:01 AM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
My drive was working; it powers up but I can’t seem to access it?
 Mac and Windows external drive troubleshooting....
What are the advantages of Thunderbolt over FireWire, USB and eSATA?
Besides the overall performance 10Gbps, Thunderbolt supports power, data, audio and video so you can use one port to connect many of your peripherals....
What kind of RAM should I use to upgrade the cache on a G-SPEED XL
...
How do I restore the look of my drive icon after I've formatted my G-Technology drive on the Mac?
 Follow these instructions to restore the look of your G-Technology drive icons after formatting on Mac....
Quick Setup for G-Technology Products
    ...
How do I setup my drive for use as a Time Machine backup?
In most cases when a new drive is connected to the system Time Machine will prompt you for the setup. If this does not   happen or if you are... ...
How to format your drive for use with both Windows and Mac (FAT 32)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for both Windows and Mac...
LED functionality of the G-RAID Studio
 Table of the LED behavior of the G-RAID Studio...
Signing into the Web Application
You can use the web application to view and manage the files on your G-CONNECT from a variety of devices including your personal computer or other mobile devices. ...
Formatting your drive for both Mac and Windows using ex-FAT
 This article contains information how to format your G-Technology hard drive for use with both Windows and Mac using the ex-FAT format....