Understanding Time Machine - backing up applications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OldCorpse, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

    OldCorpse

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    So how good is TM? Say my HDD is borked. If I have my HDD cloned using SuperDuper bootable image, I can just copy that to a new HDD and be good to go - basically all my apps work right away. What happens if I'm using TM and my primary HDD collapses... can I just copy stuff and have all my apps working again, or do I need to re-install etc.?
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    If you restore from your TM backup, everything should work (and in my experience also *does* work) without reinstalling.
     
  3. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great! Thank you... means I don't have to hang on to all those DMGs and keys and stuff... I'll just let TM back up all that stuff - a great space-saver.
     

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