Time Machine Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eggtastic, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

    Eggtastic

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    #1
    I bought a WD portable 500 GB HD for my 06' MBP because I am selling it soon to upgrade when the new Air's come out. So basically it asked to use Time Machine to backup my files.

    My question, will this take care of EVERYTHING? (music, movies, saved safari tabs, word, excel, powerpoint) I plan to wipe my MBP soon and want to be absolutely sure everything is saved via time machine.

    Another thing, I am running on 10.5.8 (got lazy with upgrading software).

    Anything else I should be weary of?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #2
    If you have extra space make another backup with CCC or SuperDuper to remove any doubt.

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  3. dgbowers macrumors member

    dgbowers

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    #3
    It literally copies everything the first time. Since you can use Time Machine to restore a wiped system from a backup, it has to copy everything.

    Time Machine on 10.5 Leopard takes FOREVER. Seriously. It will literally take all day.
     

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