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#327090 - 10/31/10 03:25 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: CV]
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I'm pretty sure Time Machine backs up the stuff in the user's home directory. It probably has some options. But I've only set it up a few times. Always with an external hard drive larger than the one built into the Mac Book the person owned. (Never see desktop Macs these days.) I do know it works really cool with seeing previous versions of files.
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#327091 - 10/31/10 03:27 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: ClubNeon]
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Time Machine by default backs up the whole machine, although you can explicitly exclude files and folders.
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#327111 - 10/31/10 05:04 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: Ken.C]
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Thanks, Ken and Chris. I'll have to see what I can figure out.

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#327118 - 10/31/10 05:26 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: CV]
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Time Machine was easy to get going. I went ahead and let it start backing up my mother's computer, since it was only 139 gigs of data. I have enough storage for now. We'll see how much data my dad has.

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#327198 - 11/01/10 01:17 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: CV]
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IMHO, you'll want a full Time Machine backup anyways. If anything fails, you can use the backup to format a brand new drive.

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#327203 - 11/01/10 01:39 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Even better, install a fresh copy of OS X, then use Time Machine to load everything (including applications!) back onto it as part of the OS setup process. Which is awesome.
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#327204 - 11/01/10 01:49 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: Ken.C]
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Awesome, but slooooow. Still, faster than loading everything back on yourself.
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#327205 - 11/01/10 01:52 PM Re: NEW NAS Experience [Re: pmbuko]
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Not all that slow for me? Of course, I was using a FW800 disk as the source and an SSD as the target.


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