Time Machine on Macbooks & Macbook Pros

timmillwood

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With time machine wont you need an second Hard Drive to backup to, which laptops havent got.

I doubt anyone will keep and external one connected all the time!

and if it is backing up every few hrs the second HD will need to be so so so much bigger than the first
 

Pressure

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Hard disks do fail from time to time.

Time Machine will come in handy if you accidentally delete a file or change it. That way you can restore it to default.
 

timmillwood

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it wont come in handy if you havent got a hard drive to back up time machine to.

Like on a lapto you dont have a second hard drive
 

BornAgainMac

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I hope that it is able to sync up changes in between hooking up the external drive. It would be nice to have it save to the internal disk temporarly. You would still have protection against accidential saves or deletes.
 

sunfast

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This is a good question. I would expect Apple to have thought about it though. It would be a massive oversight if not.
 

clevin

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i suspect it will back up locally until you connect a external harddrive, when it will copy all the stuff to it.
 

timmillwood

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not acording to what i have heard from leopard preview.

by the looks of it in the preview you choose which drive you want to backup to, how often you want it to backup, how long you want it to keep files and which folders you want to miss out

nothing about backup to drive 1, just to external drives.

if they get time machine to work well, they should drop the trash, there will be no need for it!