Does ALL my data save on Time Machine?? HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shady899, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Shady899 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    I want to know if I backup with Time Machine if it saves all my data. My mac has had some problems and I am going to replace it today, if not get it fixed. If I have to replace it, how would I back EVERYTHING up so I can just restore it to what it looks like now, like all the apps and what it has on it? Do I just use Time Machine when I get my new one and use my external and then it works? Or do I gotta do it some otherway? Thanks for your help.
  2. c029684a macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    Unless you tell it to do otherwise, TM will take a complete copy of your drive.

    The first time you do this will take a long time (6-12hours+) to complete, so if you are getting a new machine tomorrow, you had better get cracking.

    I recommend you use an ethernet cable for the initial back up ;-)
  3. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Yes TM backs up everything unless you told it not to under TimeMachine-->Options.

    On your new Mac,Migration Utility will ask if you want to transfer files from TM . You don't have to do it at first start-up. Do it when you have time. Spotlight ---> Migration. I like Firewire if your TM & new Mac has it.

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