Apple time machine is a simple piece of backup and restores software which comes with every Apple Mac computers. The time machine backup can run in two different types of external drives.
The AirPort time capsule is a wonderful external hard drive featuring the NAS (network attached storage) and a gateway router made by the Apple. This product is pretty awesome for backing up the Mac computers. It allows connecting to the Mac PC’s by a USB port, Ethernet and wireless network. You can use the AirPort Time Capsule over a wireless connection and also with the automatic backing up. You can back up all kind of data such as photos, movies, podcasts, iBooks, PDF, software applications and etc. if you have more than one Mac computers, this is the best drive for backing up those all Mac computers, because the Airport time capsule can be used over a wireless connection.
You can use external hard drive for backing up the Mac PC through Apple Time machine. All you need to do is simply plug in your external hard drive to the Mac PC using Thunderbolt port, USB or FireWire.
After plug in the external drive, you need to format that drive for use as the back p drive. For do that please follow the steps that mentioned below.
Change the format to the Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
Rename the hard drive from the name section.
Then go to the options and change the partition scheme to GUID Partition Table and then click ok.
Click apply button to add all the setting changes to the drive.
Note: - it may take to appear newly formatted partition on the desktop. Sometimes a window will appear as soon as finishing the process that asking to Use as Backup Disk. You are welcome to click that button to proceed to the backing up process. But if you do not get that window, please follow the steps that mentioned below.
Got to the system preferences by clicking the Apple icon on the top left-hand corner and select the Time Machine icon. From the time machine window, you can select the disk.
When you select the drive, it will start to back up all the data automatically including images, files, audios, videos, applications and etc.
You can restore your files and folder with the apple time machine. Even you can restore deleted files that you can’t find in the trash can. All you need to open the time machine backup from the menu bar and open the folders that you need to restore. To restore files in a folder, just follow the steps mentioned below.
Go to the system preferences by clicking the Apple icon in the top left corner.
When you are going to upgrade the Mac version or the Mac model, you need to install your previous data on the new Mac version or the new Mac hard drive. To do that task, you can use the time machine backup feature. Please follow guidelines.