Time Machine saved my butt today

Discussion in 'macOS' started by smokeyrabbit, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
    Escape from New England
    I do a daily manual TM backup at home when my MacBook is connected via ethernet to my 2TB TM. Today I foolishly erased my entire user directory trying to free up space by deleting old unused items.

    Since my last TM backup was mere minutes before this event, I booted from my USB stick containing the 10.8 ML installer and restored from the TM backup. Over ethernet it only took about an hour and a half to restore the 165 GB on my MacBook's SSD.

    Lesson Learned: If you're going to screw around in Terminal make sure you have a working backup! :D
  2. onirocdarb macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    I was trying to make a bootable USB in bootcamp and accidentally clicked on my internal.... $100 external = $100 well spent
  3. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    This! TM makes it so easy to do backups, and Terminal is such a powerful tool, that this quote should be included in every Mac.
    Glad it worked out for you.

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