Is Time Machine a True Backup?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jonknox, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Jonknox macrumors member

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    Like if my laptop gets completely fried, ran over, stomped on, rained on, and thrown in to abyss, all of my stuff will still be on my external hard drive, in its original quality?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Yes, but you will not be able to boot from it :)
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    What psychofreak said. You'll have to put in your system restore DVDs, and then use the Time Machine restore function to get your system back from your Time Machine drive. But all your data will be there (assuming you didn't exclude anything from your backup in Time Machine's preferences).
     
  4. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    I used to use SUperDuper for the reason I could boot from it. Then I thought to myself that I prob would never use that feature. I then switched to Time Machine and have been extremely happy with it. It completely runs in the background and you never have to do anything. I def recommend it.
     

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