time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by saladiro, May 27, 2008.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    #1
    when time machine is backing up, can it slow down performance, lets say if I am searching the web, checking email, or using various apps, e.g. itunes, iphoto

    if so, any recommendations? time machine on my pc is set to back up every hour, which can interfere with my daily use
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    depends on the speed of your drive. I don't even notice it backing up but then again I am plugged in through firewire 800. (I didn't notice it either when I was using usb, the backups just took a little longer)

    The thing about time machine is once it makes your initial backup, it only adds the folders that changed so really its only updating any files you worked/added/deleted on since the last update.
     
  3. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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  4. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    I haven't noticed any slowdown when backing up.
     

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