- Sep 6, 2019
- Tanagra (not really)
Yeah, external storage/backups are a great idea for sure, especially with laptops. Time Machine is one of the best things on MacOS, as you just leave an external drive plugged in, give Time Machine control of at least a partition on it, and you’re all set. If your Mac dies, just plug your Time Machine drive into your new Mac and tell it to set up from your backup. When it’s all done, it’s like you never missed a beat. Apple does something similar with iCloud Backup on iOS devices. If you get a new iPhone or iPad, restore it from backup and everything is there when it’s done. Apple really makes setting up a new device amazingly painless.