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External hard disk and Time Machine

IsabelleKIsabelleK Posts: 2,807Member, Sous Chef
edited February 2012 in Miscellaneous
Hi guys!
I recieved today an external hard disk (as a gift from my Internet provider), Toshiba STOR.E ALU 2, 3.5'' 250 GB. I connected it with my computer, and I turned it on as my Time Machine disk.
I just want to ask one question - does it need to be plug in the whole time, or can I just plug it in once a day, and wait to upload new versions of my files?
I know that this is noob question, but this is my first "Time Machine" :)


  • HoneyTribeStudiosHoneyTribeStudios Posts: 1,792Member
    Just plug it in when you want to backup. And it will save any new data since the last backup.

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  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Posts: 2,807Member, Sous Chef
    Thanks Shaz! :)
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    I would just leave it in if you can. If I remember right timemachine has an option to always be archiving recently changed files as well as the normal daily backup.

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  • fzeedfzeed Posts: 247Member
    Yeah, it backups once an hour. After the first backup (which takes a while) they go fast. I also use DeJa Vue, which backups to a different drive. Then i have a drive that contains backups of the DeJa Vue and Time Machine. So, i have 3 backups at any given moment and they are all in sync. Back when 5.25" drives were the bomb, i had a 20mb hardcard (not drive, but a ISA card that held 20mb) and i was the bomb. One day, i wrote some machine code (running dos 3 i think) and i coded wrong and lost 20mb of data!!!! So, ever since, i maintain multiple copies of everything.
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