Need An Alternate To Backup Outlook For Mac. Time Machine Not Working. Please Help

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  1. Karl Wyman

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    Hello. I am thinking of buying a new mac, as the current one is too old to support the new updates from apple. My prime motive is to migrate my email database that I handle on Outlook 2011 for Mac. But recently I realized that Time Machine backup has not been functioning for a while now, and I am in trouble. I also thought of exporting the email database from Outlook 2011 for mac but it's taking too long, I think it gets stuck after some percentage has been exported. Can anyone suggest me some other option Backup Outlook for Mac as there are many offline emails and I don't want to loose them? Any application that can do the entire process quickly would also be helpful as I am not very fond of going through the manual process. Thanks
     
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    My first question is why is Time Machine not working? Is your time machine drive out of room? Time machine would be your best bet and everything would be backed up for you. Turn Time Machine off (from system preferences), then check that drive you were using for it. You can trash the old files on there, then empty the trash. Depending on how many files you have, will depend on how long it will take to empty the trash.
    - Note - you must empty the trash to make room on that drive.

    Now turn on Time Machine, select a disk and point it to your time machine drive. Have it start up right away.

    Once you get your new machine and set up, you can migrate all your files - mail included using Migration Assistant.
     
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    This solution was so easy to operate. I could Backup Outlook for Mac in such short time. Mail Backup X is quick and very easy to install and operate. Honestly way much easier than Time Machine. I hope one day apple will make such tools or will include such tools in their systems. It was such a relief, thanks.
     

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