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« on: October 07, 2019, 04:05:20 pm »

Back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine

How to set up, configure, and dive deeply into Time Machine, the built-in backup feature on your Mac.

Time Machine is the built-in backup solution in macOS, automatically making backups of your Mac onto an external drive. It's easy to set up, and after that, you don't even need to worry about it. But if you want to customize your experience to fit more particular needs or use cases, you absolutely can.

What is Time Machine?
Getting started with Time Machine
Digging into Time Machine
Best drives for Time Machine
What is Time Machine?

Time Machine is Apple's built-in solution for backing up macOS. You can connect an external hard drive over USB or Thunderbolt (or FireWire, for older Macs) for a wired connection, or over a network for a wireless connection. Time Machine backs up every hour, deleting older backups as the backup drive starts running out of space.

It's a great first layer to any backup solution, and it's included right in the operating system.

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