Lesson 15Manage 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 its own backup architecture for OS X. A little research revealed that, before the introduction of Time Machine, only a small percentage 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 back up their systems was to create a new backup process that would be as easy to use as possible. The Apple solution was Time Machine.

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