Is Time Machine worth it

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fjs08, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    I use Time Machine (TM), faithfully back up to TM 2x/day. I also back up to .mac, and 2 external HD's, one a portable and one a huge 500 gig external.

    Now I'm wondering if TM is really worth it?? It takes up an entire external HD that I could use on other computers, etc.

    Curious as to others thoughts on the value of TM.

    Thanks

    Frank
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    when you accidentally delete a file, you'll be glad you used it :)
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Depends whether you back up any other way. Our work Macs are backed up nightly to our server using Deja Vu, so Time Machine is overkill there. I do use it at home, though, and find it pretty effective.

    By the way - you don't have to dedicate an entire HD to TM - it will co-exist with other data. If you want to ensure it doesn't grab the whole volume, just set up a partition for TM
     

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