What’s the best way to backup my Mac?

There are no shortage of options available for backing up data on an Apple Mac computer or MacBook running a recent version of OSX.  Keeping your data backed up is essential as the only guarantee with any storage device is that one day it will fail.  That’s why we prefer Time Machine as the best option for backing up data on Apple Mac computers.

Time Machine has functionality that sets it apart from other backup software — making it the best choice for Macs.  First of all, Time Machine offers an incremental backup solution that’s built right in to the operating system, which automatically runs once set up without any user intervention.  This means that you don’t need to install any specialized software to start backing up.  Time Machine allows you to back up all your data, from movies to documents, music, pictures and more using software that came with your computer out-of-the-box.

In addition, Time Machine offers the ability to back up all the applications you installed while using OS X, so your copy of Microsoft Office or iPhoto will stay with you when you restore the backup!

If you need help with setting up a backup for your Apple Mac, or restoring from your backup in the event of a hard drive failure please contact Henley Computer Support.