Time Machine Backup Basics For Your Mac

Time Machine Backup Basics For Your Mac

As a busy professional and/or small business owner, your entire life and business is on that Mac you spent tons of money on and tons of time using.

It would be a shame if you lost all that hard work you put in as the result of your Mac crashing, getting damaged, lost or stolen. In all those cases, you may not be able to salvage your Mac, but there shouldn’t be a reason why you can’t get all of your Mac’s data back…Especially since there is software built into all Macs that makes backing up your files super simple.

With all my clients, one of the first things I strongly urge is for users to backup up their Mac using the built-in Time Machine software so when (not if) disaster strikes, you can get back up an running, instead of crying and praying to Apple (Or me) that we can pull a rabbit out of our ass hats and retrieve data that may be long gone.

It’s so simple to setup Time Machine on your Mac, that I created this quick video to get you started

Heads Up: You will need an external Hard Drive or NAS (Network Attached Storage) device with at least to same storage capacity (preferably double), currently found on your Mac to utilize Time Machine.

Backing up your Mac to an external Hard Drive or NAS drive should be an essential part of your personal/professional IT strategy. When you have crossed that step off your list, the next step is to create a backup of your backup via the cloud. Why? Just think about the situation you would be in if you lost all the data on your Mac and your backup…Then ask yourself that question again.

Have you made a backup of your Mac using Time Machine? Why or why not?


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