Time Machine and New HDDs

Reformat and repartition hard drives before using them with Time Machine.

2 Reader Comments for “Time Machine and New HDDs”

  1. Interesting read. I don’t use Time Machine to backup my Mac. I just plugin my external drive via USB and use rsync. I guess that’s just what I’ve been comfortable using coming from a *nix background.

  2. I suspect that Time Machine uses rsync or a similar process itself. I think it’s a very clever backup system. The whole “start it and forget it” thing is really compelling. It just works. I’ve restored a few files from my Time Machine backup and the process is ridiculously easy. It feels very dependable.

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