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Time Machine

Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies...

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Avg rating of 3.2 (4)| 6 comments

What is Time Machine?

Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you can easily go back in time to recover anything.

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Time Machine Features

  1.  Automatic BackupTime Machine will automatically back up your data periodically.
  2.  Encrypted BackupTime Machine uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
  3.  Schedule BackupTime Machine supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
  4.  File VersioningTime Machine has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
  5.  Incremental BackupTime Machine supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).

Time Machine information

  • Developed byApple
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.2
  • Alternatives88 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 6 comments and reviews about Time Machine, and it has gotten 170 likes

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Bricolas
  
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Impossible to manage the backup scheduling (v.g. only during the night to avoid resources use during work time)

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asphaltkisser
  
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Worked like a charm since the past 8 years I have used a mac.

Never failed!

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sdrawkcab
  
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I appreciate the simplicity in design, however this can also be a con working against it as well. I lost data stored by Time Machine due to what I feel to be a design flaw. The software will make backups regularly and consistently. However it will not verify the content of the backups it makes except for once every 6 months. That is just how it's been programmed to function. Make the backups, but don't verify the backups except for once every 6 months. What this means is that there is a small window of opportunity that a file you expect is there, actually did not get stored / copied over properly. I had a file that was backed up roughly 1 month after the previous 6 month verification had been done. It so happened that the file was empty. Time Machine had made the file placeholder but not completed transferring it over, leaving an empty placeholder behind -- a useless file. That was the last time I decided to trust time machine.

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schackb
  
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Time Machine does not allow me to disable notifications, and it does not appear in the Notifications preference pane. I searched online, but I couldn't find any way to disable notifications.

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OmgItsTheSmartGuy
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Time Machine's interface is incredibly, unnecessarily flashy. I like it. It's way better than boring old system restore on Windows.

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Candy12
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Genie Timeline is a time machine for Windows it's an alternative to Time Machine for Mac I've been using it for a couple of months now and it works good.

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  • System Backup
  • Backup and Restore
  • File Backup
  • backups
  • System Restore
  • Backup

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