10/12/10
8:43 pm

Forum Question: Time Machine Backups

Hi Gary, I’ve started to use Time Machine recently and I know it does 1h checks and then stores daily and weekly backups. My query is in either the daily or weekly backups, does it store every single change during that period or only the last one on the day/week?—–
Carlos M

Comments: 3 Responses to “Time Machine Backups”

    10/12/10 @ 8:47 pm

    No, it won’t store every single change. Doing so would mean the backup wouldn’t go back very far. Some large files are updated constantly, like mailboxes. So what you see if what you get — you don’t have any copies of the files between the time slices shown.

    Carlos M
    10/13/10 @ 2:47 am

    So if I deleted a file during the day, after lets say a month of backups, i wont have access to it if by any chance I need it?

      10/13/10 @ 7:16 am

      Well, if you create the file and then delete the file between backups, then yes. But if you create the file, then it gets backed up, then you delete the file, then it should be there. But if you create the file, update it every hour, then go back a month later, you won’t have every version of the file — just one for that day.

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