iMac disaster recovery - is time machine enough?

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.
 

spinnerlys

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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.
 

Tumbleweed666

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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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