Formatting the HD and Time Machine backups

My drive external hard Time Machine seems to be failing am so anxious to save my TM backups. I've already lost a few videos which was on a 40 GB partition, but backups on the 'main' score seem ok. In another thread, I discovered that the problem I have copy backups TM externally to another drive on an iMac is a problem because my MBP is formatted Mac OS X extended suburbs and the iMac is formatted Mac OS X extended (journaled).

So, if I have reformatted the HD (journaled) MBP could reinstall Mt? or TM comes with original formatting?

I think I have my answer. Looking through the guide of TM of Pondini I see that there is NO possibility of progress as I'd hoped.

Since it is my laptop computer (MBPro) and information/data cannot be compromised, then it's time for a backup to disk somewhere image. It's just about 200GBs, then I'll have more information TM and hopefully again in the disk image.

Once I have done disk image I'll reformat the hard disk, reinstall El Capitan and drag/levitate things of the image and/or the TM to backup and I hope have my machine back as is (but with good formatting).

It is difficult for me to believe that 5TBs of storage here and there and it is not enough.

Tags: Mac OS & System Software

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