Does Time Machine make back ups of Applications as well?

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  1. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Just a quick question, that is driving me crazy. I have been all over the net looking for this answer, so I hope someone can help me out.

    I want to make a full back up of my internal drive in my MBP applications and all because I do not have all the install disks for the applications. I know carbon copy cloner will do a full bootable clone applications and all, but I was just wondering if the same is possible with time machine. If so, how does one go about backing up applications and everything?

    I am about to purchase a LaCie Quadra drive to partition and get it ready for backing up my drive. Now I just have to decide which method: time machine or CCC is better.

    Thanks guys in advance! I hope someone out there can answer this for me.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Time Machine backs up everything unless you tell it not to.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^except System, Library and User caches plus external hard drives and the Boot Camp Partition by default ;).
     
  4. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the replies! Kind of makes my headache a little smaller.

    So if I wanted to restore my harddrive back to its original state (when I backed i up with time machine of course), I would need to have my OSX install disc and time machine harddrive and use these two on a fresh internal drive correct? Once I do so, bam, I get photoshop, office, remote desktop, all my wonderful programs again without needing the original install disks of those programs?
     
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