You don't really have any good reason not to back up your Mac with Time Machine built right in. Time Machine is Apple's integrated backup system for OS X, and all it requires is an external hard disk in order to work. Since OS X 10.5 Leopard was released, Time Machine has been available to back up Macs. The software works by incrementally backing up all the data on your Mac's hard drive, providing you with the ability to completely restore your Mac in the event of a catastrophic drive failure, or to selectively recover files you've deleted or removed in the past by entering the Time Machine interface and looking through snapshots of your Mac as it was in previous backups. Time Machine backs up hourly for the past 24 hours, daily for the past month, and weekly for everything older than one month until the target volume runs out of space. It's also designed to work with Apple's Time Capsule, a network router with integrated backup storage.
Apple ships each new Mac with Time Machine software for backup purposes. Here's how to use the app.
Time Machine is a free app built-in to your Mac that lets you create backups of your data. Here's how to use it.
If your Mac crashes and you lose it all, you can restore it back to its current state thanks to backups. Here's how to do so.
Do you have an excessive amount of backups taking up space on your MacBook? Don't worry, it's supposed to be there.
How do you back up your Mac locally and off-site or online so all your important photos and files stay safe and sound? Like this!
"Oh no, I messed up! I want to go back to a previous version of my document. What do I do?" It's all about reversion, my friend.
Apple's built-in Time Machine app makes it simple to back up data on your Mac, and you can even use the same external hard drive to back up two different Macs. Here's how.
Are you using a networked Windows Share location as a backup? Here's how to make Time Machine work with it.
Backing up is one of the most important things you can do in terms of computers and SuperDuper! is a great tool. Now it's been updated to full support macOS Catalina, too.
You can back up everything on your Mac using Time Machine, but sometimes, you just don't want to do that.
One great feature of the Synology DS119j NAS is you can use it for backups through Time Machine.
You don't have to restore all of your files when using Apple's Time Machine app. You can restore individual files too.
You can use Finder in Time Machine to find older files to restore. If you know how to use Finder, you're nearly there!
Apple offers an easy way to recover files that have been backed up. You can also restore your entire hard drive, if necessary.
You can remove Time Machine backups from your Mac in a few different ways, including the following.
With Apple's Time Machine, you don't have to back up every file on your Mac. Here's how to exclude files with ease.
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