Backing up multiple users account on one computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bbchick, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. bbchick macrumors newbie

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    Jun 2, 2010
    #1
    Hi,

    Just got an external hard drive and learning how to back up my data. How can I make sure the data for all users are being backed up? I share my macbook pro with my husband and child. When I attach my external HD to my mac does Time Machine automatically back up the WHOLE computer (all 3 user accounts) or does it just back up the data for the user account that's open at the time the external HD is plugged in? I'm new to this whole backing up process so any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bbq macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    #2
    Hi bbchick,

    Time Machine is always backing up all (changed and new) data since
    the last backup irrespective which user is actually logged on.
    The only exception are those areas which you excluded from backup
    (for example: the partition where the backup itself resides or some
    very big files as those from VMWARE Fusion etc).

    Regards,

    bbq

     

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