Time Machine Setup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crboone, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. crboone macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2013
    I have set up Time Machine backups on a 1TB external drive (unfortunately, USB 2.0 but it seems to be working fine). I assume my internal boot drive has a recovery partition in case I need to restore -- is there any way to actually see the recovery partition without booting in it? Also, is it advisable (or even possible) to create a boot/recovery drive on a USB stick (say, 16GB) to accomplish the Time Machine restore (just in case the internal completely crashes)? Or would an external SD card work for this?

    I realize it would be good to run Carbon Copy on a second external at some point, but I'm still trying to get my first-tier backups in order before I proceed with something else.

    Oh, one other answer I haven't been able to find -- if I'm backing up via Time Machine, will it successfully add other users' files if I cannot access their folders (Time Machine normally runs while I'm logged in). I assume it has the proper permissions to back everything up even if I don't as admin.

    Thanks for any assistance.
  2. crboone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2013
    I apologize -- I was able to find answers to my questions through more GOOGLE searches, so please disregard.

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