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Best Ways to Back up Mac Data

Mac users feel that, it is ok to forget about keeping the backup. However, Mac users feeling safe just because they are using the latest technology, may find their belief may be illogical. Let’s take an example of SSD, SSDs are options in laptops and the MacBook Air insists you use one. When it comes to HDDs and SSDs, they are not disks and have their own inherent volatility so if anything went wrong with SSD then it is more likely to lose all data from it. If you are having similar issues with data loss and backup then don’t worry, follow the below methods to solve the issue.

  1. Time Machine

The best option to create backup is using Time machine. Follow the below given steps to initiate it:

  • Connect an USB or external HDD to your Mac machine and run Time Machine
  • Then choose, Use as Backup Disk
  • Then check mark, Backup Automatically to automate the Mac backup

But, one need to be extremely careful while using Time Machine. Under some situations your time machine may fail, that lands you in hectic situation. In such cases, you need to rely on recovery tools to recover data after Mac Time Machine failure. However, there are various other options to backup your important Mac files read further.

  1. Backup Manually

If you don’t want to go with Time Machine Backup procedure, manually copy and paste your data to back up your Mac.

  • Insert an external storage device to Mac machine
  • Then hit Finder then Preference and check mark the hard disk box under Show these items on the desktop
  • Then go to backup disk and create a file folder with name say, My Backup
  • Next, open Mac disk and click Users file folder and choose files and data that you want to backup and drag it to my backup folder
  • Then you can wait for the copy process to finish
  1. Creating Bootable Backup of your Mac

By using the bootable clone of your drive, you can boot from your backup in just few minutes and works well even if the Mac is having startup problems.

  • Download and install cloning app, and select the location where you want to store your backup.
  • From the left side drop down menu, select the Mac volume for backup
  • Select the destination volume in the right drop down menu
  • You can back up to an external drive, network computer.
  • Choose the backup scripts for backing up all your data or files
  • Select the Backup-all files for your complete and bootable backup of your system.
  • You can even click the Options button, you will be able to specify whether you want the system to repair permissions for your files before cloning them
  • Then schedule your backup by clicking Copy Now to create clone and for automatic backup hit Schedule option instead.
  • After all the above choices, click on OK and you are done. The application bootable copies automatically on the Mac

These are some of the ways to back up your Mac machine. Use these techniques to back up your Mac and utilize it during data loss circumstances.

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As a tenured data recovery specialist, John shares exceptional insights and blog posts about data loss and data recovery across any storage device. With 8+ years’ experience in writing for Data Recovery for both Mac OS and Windows OS computers, he is an avid learner who always wants to polish and simplify the data recovery process. John passes his free time playing Chess and reading Science Fiction novels.

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