Backing Up MB Pro Retina. Will it Save all my Firefox Bookmarks & VirtualBox Settings

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VideoNewbie, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2009
    will a time machine back up on my macbook retina save random things like my firefox bookmarks and all the files and folders i have in virtualbox .

    inside of my virtualbox environment where i run windows i have heaps of folders and files. do i need to back those up separately?

    basically will a time machine back up give me a mirror image of my computer exactly the way it is from top to bottom?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    TM will backup almost everything in order to restore your Mac, including your entire Home directory*, which contains those bookmarks and the entire VirtualBox virtual machine (which includes those folders in Windows - and if the VM is stored inside your Home directory).
    It will not be a 1:1 copy though, it will not be bootable like when using CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper!.

    * Macintosh HD / Users / YOU /

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