Why is Time Machine trying to backup so much?
November 29, 2012 4:46 PM Subscribe
Why is Time Machine trying to backup 35 GB of data every single day when I'm only using 300 GB of my 500 GB HD and I know I have not changed or added that much in the time since my last backup?
posted by pwb503 to computers & internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a MBP running 10.6.8 that I am backing up and a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion (and Server) hooked up to a 2 TB external drive that acts as my NAS and Time Machine. The Mac Mini is connected to my wifi router via ethernet and acts as my home server. Using Mountain Lion Server, I've set it up as a Time Machine server as well.
Every time I come home and connect to the wifi network it does it's daily backup as expected, but it is so much bigger than expected. I was under the impression the backups were only supposed to copy new files or altered files, and there is no way I'm changing 10% of my drive each day at work...