Should I use time machine?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by austenl, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. austenl macrumors newbie

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    I have installed Yosemite on a separate partition. Now Yosemite wants to backup to the same hard drive that I use for my Mavericks time machine backup.

    If I allow that will I lose the ability to restore my files to my Mavericks partition..... should the need arise?
     
  2. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    you should if you want the safety of being able to restore your files ;)
     
  3. austenl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Overwrite

    Bt will I over write the files should i wish to return back to Mavericks?
     
  4. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    no, Time Machine keeps backs up from day or even hours separate so you can pick what you want to restore
     
  5. austenl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahhhhh

    Clever little guy that Yosemite.... thank you.:)
     
  6. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Actually it's on Mavericks OS and even back to Snowleopard OS as well.....
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Maybe. As long as you have the disk space to gold both, TM will keep versions of everything (including the OS) so you can restore back in time. But if your backup disk starts to get full TM will purge off older data and that could include the old OS version. If it was me, just to be safe, I would set as aside the Mavericks backup and use another disk with Yosemite.

    Also, you are still on a beta OS, so who knows what TM will do.
     

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