Space Problem

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Space Problem

Postby stcroixscuba » Dec 10th, '13, 10:50

I recently used my G-Drive Slim to restore my Macbook Pro's new hard drive and it worked flawlessly and I couldn't be happier with it.

Now, however, as I'm trying to maintain the backup of the new hard drive I'm getting this error message:

Time Machine couldn't back up to "G-Drive slim"

The "details" revealed are:

The backup disk needs 285.88 GB for the backup but only 236.87 GB are available..........

I haven't added anything significant since the restore. Both my hard drive and the G-Drive have 500GB capacities and the hard drive is only at the 286GM shown in the error message.

What am I missing?

Thank you!

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Re: Space Problem

Postby Dustin F » Dec 11th, '13, 08:22

Hi stcroixscuba,

Thanks for posting. While you can restore to the new hardrive from the previous backup time machine sees the drive as being from a different computer since the system was reinstalled. Time machine wants to do a fresh back starting over with a new time machine file. You can format the drive to remove the old backup file and begin time machine again.

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Re: Space Problem

Postby stcroixscuba » Dec 13th, '13, 06:24

That worked beautifully. Thank you and Merry Christmas

Return to G-DRIVE slim

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