dumb question on Time Machine

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  1. jackc macrumors 65816

    jackc

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    Suppose I have a MacBook and want to back up occasionally to an external hard drive.

    In between external backups, would Time Machine be backing up file versions on my internal drive? If so, how would that work in times of size?
     
  2. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    There is no such thing as dumb questions ... just dumb answers .... oh ... ahh .... I gotta go :eek:
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    TM can not backup the drive it is located on. Since a Macbook has one internal drive, TM has to backup to an external drive. If there is no TM drive available, no backups will be made until until one is.
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Time Machine requires an "external" drive so there's no way it would back up the internal since the internal has all your info already.
     
  5. RamSlack macrumors member

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    I beg to differ. There are such things as dumb questions. For example. "Gee Officer, do you really need to look in my trunk?
     
  6. jackc thread starter macrumors 65816

    jackc

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    So it will keep versions only for the days that you backup, right?
     
  7. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    It will backup anything that's changed since the last backup. You'll be up-to-date as of the most recent backup.
     

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