CompanyLogo
Search Advanced Search
Categories
General Questions (41)
G-CONNECT (53)
G-DRIVE ev (6)
G-DRIVE ev PLUS (6)
G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt (15)
G-DRIVE (21)
G-DRIVE mini (25)
G-DRIVE mobile (18)
G-DRIVE mobile USB (17)
G-DRIVE slim (17)
G-MINI (16)
G-RAID (26)
G-RAID (legacy) (22)
G-RAID mini (25)
G-RAID Thunderbolt (15)
G-SATA (15)
G-SAFE (19)
G-SPEED (24)
G-SPEED Q (25)
G-SPEED eS PRO (21)
G-SPEED eS (33)
G-SPEED FC (16)
G-SPEED FC XL (20)
XL 12 (14)
XL 16 (14)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
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 changing the backup drive, click here.

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.

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.

 

 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 47 Article Created: 12-21-2010 22:13 PMLast Modified: 07-22-2013 13:00 PM

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

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How to format/reformat your drive for Mac (HFS+)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for use on the Mac:...
Can I use 3rd party hard drives in my GSafe/GSpeed units?
   ...
Quick Setup for G-Technology Products
    ...
My G-RAID did not ship with a Thunderbolt cable, where do I purchase one?
My G-RAID did not ship with a Thunderbolt cable, where do I purchase one? G-Technology recommends you purchase a Thunderbolt cable through the Apple Store....
What are the advantages of Thunderbolt over FireWire, USB and eSATA?
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....
Formatting NTFS for Windows
 This article contains information on how to format your G-Technology Hard Drive in NTFS for use with Windows....
I want to use my G-Technology drive on BOTH Mac and Windows
All G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac Operating System. To use these drives on both Windows and Mac platforms, you have two options....
External Drive Troubleshooting - Mac
Basic steps for troubleshooting your G-Technology external drive on the Mac...
What brand of Hard Drive is inside my G-Technology drive?
G-Technology is exclusively using HGST brand hard drives in all products.  ...
My drive was working; it powers up but I can’t seem to access it?
 Mac and Windows external drive troubleshooting....