time machine question

vong

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 31, 2010
838
4
this is just my 2nd time backing up (i do it monthly) via timemachine. does it always back up your whole macbook? mine is at like 100GB and its going to take awhile.. i thought i would just add in the new stuff you got since the last back up
 

DLary

macrumors regular
Oct 21, 2005
116
5
A lot of files can change with a month of use. Do you use VMWare or Parallels? If so, your entire virtual machine will be backed up also.
 

vong

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 31, 2010
838
4
^ i used to leave my external hard drive plugged in all the time.. then it died out on me one year later>_>. i try not to leave on my external hard drive

A lot of files can change with a month of use. Do you use VMWare or Parallels? If so, your entire virtual machine will be backed up also.
only thing i use is BOOTCAMP. i only use that to play game though
 

vong

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 31, 2010
838
4
sorry for grave digging my own thread but lets say hypothetically i get a virus on my macbook pro. i back up my HDD via time machine and restore it. will i have the virus still?
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.