Backing up via Time Machine to SD card

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by MoodyM, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Ok, I'm not asking the pros or cons of using an SD card for Time Machine backups, I'm asking if, if you did backup to an SD card, how would you restore from said backup? Would the OS X installer recognise the inserted SD during the restore process the same way it recognises a USB external HD?
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    That would work, but bear in mind TM backups will get very big, very fast.
    Timemachineditor can help here by reducing the backup schedule to a more reasonable frequency.
    Personally I'd use CCC for backing up, set it to do auto daily backups, this way you can boot directly from the SD card and use CCC to restore your system.
    You could also just open the SD and cherry pick individual files if you choose.
    Either way you should get the largest SD card you can justify.

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