Time Machine backup

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Does time machine have to be used with an external harddrive or can it also be backed up onto your internal one... Sorry if this is a stupid question but I am a bit ignorant when it comes to backing up.

And yes I know it would be much safer to use an external one in case your hard drive crashes.


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    cesarcesar Posts: 102member
    from http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/timemachine.html

    Preferential Treatment

    Time Machine works great out of the box, but you can customize it by modifying the following behaviors in System Preferences:

    * Backup Disk: Change the drive or volume you’re backing up to. Or back up to a Mac OS X server computer.

    * Do Not Backup: By default, Time Machine backs up your entire system. But you can also select items you’d rather not back up.

    * Backup Time: Time Machine will back up every night at midnight, unless you select a different time from this menu.

    Developer APIs

    Apple provides API access to Time Machine’s underlying facilities to developers can provide the same experience for accessing information in their applications.

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