Protecting your data with Time Machine


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Protecting your data with Time Machine

It's an old saw in the computer business that it's not a question of if your hard drive will die, but rather when, and it's true. The hard drive in your Mac will eventually fail, though we hope not right away. The one way you can protect your data is to back it up, and the easiest way to do that is via Mountain Lion's Time Machine, and here's how it works. I'm going to attach a hard drive to my Mac and this is going to be a FireWire hard drive but you could also use a USB hard drive. Now, when I do that, Time Machine pops up a little message telling me that there's a hard drive attached and I can choose to use it as a backup disk, and indeed, I want to do that, so I click on Use as Backup Disk.

That will then open the Time Machine preference. I'm going to rename this hard drive because External Hard Drive doesn't tell me much. Instead, I'm going to call it Backup. It will then tell me that it's going to back up in 99, 94, 93 seconds or so. Now,...

Protecting your data with Time Machine
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Protecting your data with Time Machine provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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