Information Technology Reference
Set up your backups:
If you've chosen to use Time Machine for versioned backups, read
Versioned Backup Software to learn how to configure a versioned
backup and verify that you can retrieve stored files.
Make a bootable copy of your startup volume, schedule it for regular
updates, and test it to make sure it works with the advice in Create a
One way or another, Store an Extra Backup Offsite —either by
physically moving backup media or by signing up for an online
Address problems and unusual situations:
If your disk dies, your Mac is stolen, or an important file goes
missing, don't panic; read What to Do When Disaster Strikes .
After months or years of backing up your Mac, you may run out of
space on your backup disks, or you may become concerned about
the long-term viability of your backup media. Discover what to do
about this in Manage Your Media .
Find out how to deal with backup needs that don't fit neatly in
the duplicate or versioned categories by reading Consider Special