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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Lesson 18. Time Machine

Goals

• Understand the technology behind Time Machine

• Configure Time Machine to back up important data

• Restore data or entire systems from a Time Machine backup

Several mature and relatively easy-to-use backup solutions are available for OS X, so you may be wondering why Apple chose to invent a new backup architecture when they introduced OS X v10.5. They did a little research and discovered that, prior to the introduction of Time Machine, only 4 percent of Mac users were backing up their data on a regular basis. This was an unacceptable number, so Apple decided that the only way to convince users to do so on a regular basis was to create a new backup process that would be as easy as possible to set up and also surprisingly ...

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