Time Machine and Photos backed up...

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  1. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

    MonkeySee....

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    Sorry quick questions. Hope i don't sound like a div but i've got Time Machine backing up on an external drive.

    Is this doing a full back up of my Photos or do i have to back them up seperately?

    I haven't configured Time Machine. I just "applied"??? it to the external drive.

    Hope that makes sense? :confused:

    thanks
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Unless you excluded your photo directory it's backing them up. Open TM and see if you can find them.
     
  3. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

    MonkeySee....

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    Ahh ok, cheers. I'll take a look. I definitely didn't exclude them.

    My wife wants to back up all our photos on CD's. This makes me sick just thinking about it.

    I was hoping iCloud would store all our photos but I don't think it works like that.
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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    You're correct in the fact that backing up to a CD is a time consuming business - particularly if you have a lot of photos! What's more, it's never a good idea to use CD's as a backup medium - they are not that reliable over a protracted period of time. Far better to treat yourself to an external HD and use that as a backup specifically for your photos.
     

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