Most of us consider backing up data as one of the most annoying things about owning a computer. Not only does it take time, but you have to be careful that the files don’t get jumbled up, that the latest version gets saved, or that northing gets lost in the process. It’s such as headache that most backup their computer data once in a blue moon. The Mac OS X Time Machine makes things so much easier.
One of the best things about Apple is that makes the user experience so much nicer and as trouble free as possible. With the Time Machine feature, they have reduced backing up data from a giant headache to something that you do not notice anymore.
So what exactly is Mac OS X Time Machine?
Time Machine is a built –in back feature in OS X Lion that allows you to connect a hard drive to your Mac, assign it as the backup drive, and enjoy seamless connectivity. It automatically backs up your entire hard drive onto the disk every time you connect it so you do not need to bother with thinking, which files go where. Another cool feature is its ability to recall how your OS X Lion system looked on a given date. That means you can restore your system to a given date and have it looked like it did on that day.
If the target disk is connected via cable – Thunderbolt, FireWire or USB- Time Machine will automatically save hourly backups for the last 24 hours, a snapshot of the daily system for the last 30 days and a weekly snapshot for anything older than 30 days. If the disk runs out of space, it will automatically delete the oldest backup so that there is room for the latest backup.