I have a time machine backup drive that I have renamed to Home Backup. Whenever I forget to take backups, OS X tells me "you haven't backed up to the drive My Passport for 10 days"

Running tmutil destinationinfo I get this:

Name          : My Passport
Kind          : Local
Mount Point   : /Volumes/Home Backup

I looked in the /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist file, but it doesn't contain the destination name.

How can I get the volume name and the time machine internal name to match again?

To be clear, this is more of an annoyance than a problem, the backups work flawlessly when I remember to give OS X the Home Backup disk when it asks for My Passport. :)

1 Answer 1


Right click the My Passport drive and go to Get Info and change the name in the "Name and Extension" section

  • The problem is there is no My Passport drive. I have only a backup drive called Home Backup.
    – Niko Nyman
    Nov 20, 2014 at 14:42

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