iMac disaster recovery - is time machine enough?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Razorhog, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Razorhog macrumors 65816

    Razorhog

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    I currently have a first generation 24" iMac. I've had it for a little over 3 years now. I have an external hard drive connected and time machine backing things up.

    When my beloved iMac dies, and I get a new one, how hard will it be to recover my stuff? I'm mainly concerned about iPhoto and iTunes.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    New iMac >>> connect external Time Machine drive >>> go to Applications > Utilities > Migration Assistant >>> choose TM drive to migrate/copy data from.

    So in shorts: yes.
     
  3. Razorhog thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, that is a weight off my shoulders. This thread also covers the subject.
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    If you really meant disaster recovery, you'd cover fire/flood/theft, in which case , for obvious reasons, a TM backup is not enough.
    Use off site backup, whether thats an occasional clone to another drive which you store elsewhere, or a service like Amazon or Mozy.
     

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