Time Machine Backup

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Davidharry, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Davidharry macrumors regular

    Davidharry

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    Good evening to all.
    This afternoon I decided to make a backup of my MacBook Air, Decided to use the Time Machine Backup method.
    Just a small point when I do the next backup will it make a complete new one or will it look for any changes in documents photos etc.
    Many Thanks. David.
     
  2. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

    Darmok N Jalad

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    It only backs up what changes since the previous backup.
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

    CoastalOR

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    Here is a Apple link with information that has your answer (as Darmok N Jalad said) and even more information.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Time Machine backups are incremental and looks for changes

    While TM is great, I would also recommend a second component to your backup strategy: a bootable clone
    I use both TM and Carbon Copy Cloner on separate drives for the best of both worlds
    A bootable clone can have you back up and running in no time in case of a catastrophic failure to your internal drive
     
  5. Davidharry thread starter macrumors regular

    Davidharry

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    Many thanks to all for your prompt replies.

    MacDawg....could you please elaborate on your reply and software requirements
    A bootable clone can have you back up and running in no time in case of a catastrophic failure to your internal drive

    Thank You so much. David.
     

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