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Old Sep 12, 2013, 05:44 AM   #1
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Does time machine leave anything out ?

My HD is dying and apple are going to replace it tomorrow. If I restore from a time machine backup after they give me a new identical drive with a blank OS will my system be in every way like it was before ?
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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Yes. Time Machine saves all your settings, data and apps.

You won't get caches and temp files copied over; but apart form that, it should all be fine.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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My HD is dying and apple are going to replace it tomorrow. If I restore from a time machine backup after they give me a new identical drive with a blank OS will my system be in every way like it was before ?
I have just had my hard drive replaced and I don't know what I would have done without Time Machine. It restored flawlessly. Be prepared for a long wait. Overnight is best!

My new hard drive came with Snow Leopard which was the original OS on my machine. I was advised to update to Mountain Lion, before restoring anything else, as that was the OS on the failed drive.

Good Luck!
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Just in case I have gone belt and braces on this. I have used a USB2 attached drive to make a second time machine backup in addition to the time capsule.
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