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    "Time Machine Error: Backup is too large for the backup volume." on Mac OS X Lion

    Am trying to backup one of the drive of my mac machine, the size of the drive is 180 GB and I have connected an external drive of 500GB and only 100GB is filled in it. When am trying to do backup through time machine I get the error message that "Time Machine Error: Backup is too large for the backup volume."

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    Daizy Array
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    Re: "Time Machine Error: Backup is too large for the backup volume." on Mac OS X Lion

    [FONT=Times New Roman]You must reset your Time Machine, follow these steps:-

    1. Open the Time Machine System Preferences, turn off Time Machine.
    2. Access your backup volume and delete the current backup file.
    3. Access: Macintosh HD > Library > Preferences > com.apple.Time Machine.plist and delete it.
    4. Time Machine System Preferences, click "Change Disk..." and choose your backup volume.
    5. Turn Time Machine on and let it complete its initial backup.[/FONT]

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    passion_2491 Array
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    Re: "Time Machine Error: Backup is too large for the backup volume." on Mac OS X Lion

    Launch the Disk Utility application, select your backup volume, and run
    "Repair Disk" (not "Repair Permissions.") It may take a long time to finish. If
    any problems are found, repeat. If the volume is successfully repaired, try
    again. If that attempt fails, or if no problems are found by Disk Utility,
    reboot and try again.

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