I have Time Machine set up on a FireWire 800 external drive on my MacBook Pro. I have another USB external drive (formated NTFS with Paragon drivers so that I can store files bigger than 4 GB and access them from Windows) with iMovie media etc and TM has been backing that up successfully (I can see the files in TM disk).
Recently I ran out of my internal SDD space and moved
iPhoto Library to that external USB drive.
Then I got fed up with constantly connecting the USB cable and decided to swap HDD and optical drive (using a solution similar to OptiBay). Again, everything is working fine.
The Problem is that I discovered that Time Machine has not made backups of the Media disk in a while (backups don't contain the
Turns out that TM has that disk in the exclude list for some reason.
No matter what I try, TM keeps adding the Media disk back to the exclude list every time I open the
Options... from TM prefs.
Mac OS X 10.7.3 The disk in question is split in two partitions: Media disk: NTFS, 400 GB with 290 GB used I can remove it from exclude list, but it reappears Stuff disk: FAT32 - never needed to be backed up nor ever has been grayed out in exclude list, can't even remove TM disk free: ~ 500 GB Latest backup of Media seems to be March 2, 2012 (TM browser indicates), which was prior to moving iPhoto Library
BTW, now that the disk is internal anyhow, I can reformat the NTFS partition to HFS+ if that solves the problem. But TM did not have any problems with NTFS in the past. Why now?