How to Make a Back up of MacBook with Time Machine?

Using Time Machine, the built-in backup feature of your Mac, to back up all of your files automatically, like apps, music, photos, email, documents, and system files. As you know, when you have a backup, you can easily restore files from your backup and this is really helpful when the original files deleted from your Mac accidentally, or the hard disk (or SSD) in your Mac is erased or replaced.

Create a Time Machine backup

In order to create backups with Time Machine, it’s necessary to have an external storage device. After you connect the device and select it as your backup disk, Time Machine automatically makes backups every hour, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for all previous months. Don’t forget that the oldest backups will be deleted whenever your backup disk is completely full.

Connect an external storage device

You can choose one of the following external storage devices to connect, sold separately. Learn more about backup disks that you can use with Time Machine.

  • External drive connected to your Mac, such as a USB, Thunderbolt, or FireWire drive
  • External drive connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11ac model) or AirPort Time Capsule
  • AirPort Time Capsule
  • Mac shared as a Time Machine backup destination
  • Network-attached storage (NAS) device that supports Time Machine over SMB

Choose your storage device as the backup disk

As you connect an external drive to your Mac directly, you might be asked if you want to use the drive to back up with Time Machine. Select Encrypt Backup Disk (recommended), then click Use as Backup Disk.

Follow these steps to add it manually, if Time Machine doesn’t ask to use your drive,:

  1. Open Time Machine preferences from the Time Machine menu in the menu bar. Or pick Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Time Machine.
  2. Click Select Backup Disk (or Select Disk, or Add or Remove Backup Disk):
  1. Select your external drive from the list of available disks. Then select ”Encrypt backups” (recommended) and click Use Disk:

If the selected disk isn’t formatted as required by Time Machine, you’re prompted to remove the disk first. Click Erase to proceed. This erases all information on the backup disk.

Enjoy the convenience of automatic backups

At a time, you select a backup disk, Time Machine immediately begins making periodic backups—automatically and without any further action. The first backup may take a long time, related on how many files you have, but you can continue using your Mac while a backup is underway. Time Machine backs up only the files that changed since the previous backup, so future backups will be faster.

Remember, to  start a backup manually, select Back Up Now from the Time Machine  menu in the menu bar. Use the same menu to check the status of a backup or skip a backup in progress.

Learn more

  • Make a backup of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Restore your Mac from a backup
  • Restore from a Time Machine backup
  • Other ways to back up and restore files
  • If you back up to multiple disks, you can switch disks before entering Time Machine. Press and hold the Option key, then choose Browse Other Backup Disks from the Time Machine menu.
  • To exclude items from your backup, open Time Machine preferences, click Options, then click the Add (+) button to add an item to be excluded. To stop excluding an item, such as an external hard drive, select the item and click the Remove (–) button.
  • If using Time Machine to back up to a network disk, you can verify those backups to make sure they’re in good condition. Press and hold Option, then choose Verify Backups from the Time Machine menu.
  • In OS X Lion v10.7.3 or later, you can start up from your Time Machine disk, if necessary. Press and hold Option as your Mac starts up. When you see the Startup Manager screen, choose “EFI Boot” as the startup disk.

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