I'm totally disappointed in Time Machine. I swapped the internal drive of my MBP and used the Leopard install disk to do a Restore From Backup. The first time it just plain failed. Then I reformatted the new internal drive again (both times making sure it is a GUID partition), and tried again. When I tried again it restored everything from the TM backup, but then it would never boot from the restored drive. It would just constantly cycle in a boot sequence -- showing the spinner for a minute & restarting, over and over. Finally I just cloned my original drive using CCC. My Time Machine backups have always included everything on my boot disk, Pretty pathetic that it fails to do a restore. What would I have done if my original drive suffered catastrophic failure? Now I need to look into a backup solution that works.