How to set up backup on a Mac

Backing up data is essential. Your hard-drive WILL FAIL!

This page is trying to collect some ticks and tricks for a sensible Backup Strategy. There are different ideas of how to do it.

Before you start

Backup and Archive User files

How to Backup user files

Fast start in the case of all cases

Just having a backup of your own files is not enough. You need a setup where you can switch to another machine and continue working in 2 minutes, not 2 days.

How to do a Bootable Backup

Who uses what?

Examples of backup setups