• 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 ...